Tues, Apr 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū (Tram Station)
$25 Member / $30 Non-Member
Renolds Ikaika Fruean & Kahanu Noa:
MAʻA: Makahiki Athletic Association seeks cultural preservation while reversing negative health effects through cultural sports
Renolds Ikaika Fruean & Kahanu Noa will be presenting their exciting program of cultural preservation of the Makahiki games. Their target: the youth (and young-at-heart) of the islands of Hawaii. Their vehicle: The games of the Hawaiian Makahiki: ʻulu maika (bowling), moa paheʻe (spear throwing), kukuni (foot race), and hukihuki (tug of war).
An alarmingly significant percentages of Native Hawaiians, live and attend under-resourced schools and communities. As a result, Native Hawaiians have the greatest disparities as they face the highest mortality rate, the highest drop out rate, and highest rate of incarceration compared to other ethnic groups in Hawai’i.
Makahiki Athletic Association, popularly called MAʻA, which in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi literally means “to be second nature”, seeks cultural preservation and to reversing negative health effects through cultural sports. MAʻA is run by Unda Kava 808, Inc., a new 501(c)3 community based organization.
MAʻA is a sports-focused, intercultural, interscholastic organization that connects diverse communities through cultural education-based athletic training and competitions in private and public schools.
Impacting over 11,000+ individuals in the area of cultural sports in the past two years on Maui, participants and spectators have received education on the history of Makahiki, studied the rules and techniques of each game and exhibited their skills in friendly competition…
No-host Cocktails & Networking will begin at 5:30 pm.
No-host cocktails and networking will begin at 5:30 pm.
RSVP no later than (Sun) 2/10/19
Sorry, Payment no longer taken at the Door…
Wish to pay via phone instead? —Call Sharron Joseph at (808) 281-6438