February 28-March 1, 2017 ~ He ʻŌlelo Ola, Hilo Field Study 2017

ʻO Ka ʻŌlelo Ke Kaʻā O Ka Mauli (Language Binds Us To Our Cultural Identity)




As a component of the 5th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), “Vital Voices: Linking Language & Wellbeing,” being held on March 2-5, 2017, 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 2017 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 ʻO Ka ʻŌlelo Ke Kaʻā O Ka Mauli, Language Binds Us To Our Cultural Identity.

Registration for the He ʻŌlelo Ola, Hilo Field Study 2017 is separate from the ICLDC registration. Further details and registration can be found here.


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

  • Tuesday, February 28 to Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • For registration information, please visit the He ʻŌlelo Ola, Hilo Field Study 2017 website.

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