Top Story: Kua O ka La Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy: Traditional Opelu Fishing
Students from Kua O ka La Milolii Hipuu Virtual Academy Public Charter School on Hawaii Island tell the story of traditional opelu fishing in the remote South Kona fishing village of Milolii. For many Milolii residents, opelu fishing is more than a tradition – it is a means of survival. Families sell their catch as their main source of income and are trying to pass the practice down to their children so that the tradition and income source can continue.
Students from Kapaa Middle School on the Garden Isle tell the story of a local church group that provides free laundry services for the needy.
Students from Wheeler Middle School in Central Oahu profile a recently arrived military dependent who has fallen in love with the hula.
Continuing the theme of outsiders embracing Hawaiian culture, a mainland transplant becomes the Hawaiian Studies teacher at St. Andrew’s Priory in Honolulu (a story from the HIKI NŌ archives).
Students from Konawaena High School on Hawaii Island show us how they are inspired by a Hilo physician who, as a high school student, was the least likely person to ever become a doctor.
And from Mililani Middle School in Central Oahu, a special needs language arts teacher expresses himself by painting large, colorful portraits.
This program encores Saturday, June 11 at 12:00 pm and Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.