Kumu Kekoa Harman and Kumu Pele Harman dedicated their time during a five-day residency at the Kennedy Center in D.C. to creating new teachings for their haumāna on Hawai‘i Island.
The Ō‘ō award is one of the most prestigious awards specifically for Native Hawaiians and has become a symbol of inspiration for young Native Hawaiians.
Hosted by and held at the UH Hilo campus, the exhibition is one of the most prestigious juried printmaking shows in the country.
Through the internship in U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele’s Hilo office, Leoshina Kariha hopes to gain experience working within government and apply it to a future position with the government of her homeland Papua New Guinea.
The goal of the project is to develop a screening tool that can be used by pharmacists to better address potential medication adherence barriers for Hawai‘i’s indigenous populations.