March 4-5, 2019 ~ He ʻŌlelo Ola, Hilo Field Study 2019

Lono A‘e I Nā Leo Kūpuna (Hearing Ancestral Voices)




As a component of the 6th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), “Connecting Communities, Languages & Technology,” being held on February 28-March 3, 2019, at the Hawaiʻi Imin International Conference Center on the campus of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the optional He ʻŌlelo Ola, Hilo Field Study 2019 is a great opportunity to experience firsthand the efforts being made to revitalize the Hawaiian language using Hawaiian as the medium of formal education from the infant toddler level all the way to the doctoral level.

Visits will be conducted to the Hilo ʻAha Pūnana Leo infant toddler and preschool program (Pūnana Leo o Hilo/Hiʻipēpē), the Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu K-12 Hawaiian medium program, the Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language degree programs up to a Ph.D and Hawaiian immersion teacher licensing program, Kahuawaiola. The theme for the He ʻŌlelo Ola, Hilo Field Study is “Lono A‘e I Nā Leo Kūpuna: Hearing Ancestral Voices.”

Registration for the He ʻŌlelo Ola, Hilo Field Study 2019 (TBA) is separate from the ICLDC registration, which will open on October 1, 2018. Further details and registration can be found here (TBA).


Join us at Haleʻōlelo located on the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo campus.

  • Monday & Tuesday, March 4-5, 2019

  • For registration information, please visit the He ʻŌlelo Ola, Hilo Field Study 2019 website (TBA).

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