All huaka‘i below will take place on Friday, 29 September 2017.


‘O Wai o Waiawa: Learning About Place, History, and Identity

Waikalua Loko I‘a


Kalaeloa Heritage Park

Tour of Army Cultural Resources Curation Facility at Schofield Barracks and the Wheeler Army Airfield Historic District

‘O Wai o Waiawa: Learning About Place, History, and Identity (10 am – 1:00 pm)
Led by the haumāna and kumu of the Huliauapa‘a Wahi Kupuna Internship Program

Waiawa is an ahupuaʻa located in the ʻEwa Moku that is famed in moʻolelo for its numerous groundwater resources, including loʻi kalo (taro patches), loko iʻa (fishponds), and pūnāwai (freshwater springs). However, through urban development and military occupation, the current day landscape has been drastically altered in ways that obscure and oftentimes erase this area’s history of abundance and settlement.

This huakaʻi seeks to explore the identity Waiawa (ʻO Wai o Waiawa?) by visiting three ʻili ʻāina (smaller land divisions within an ahupuaʻa) where efforts to sustain and revitalize traditional agricultural and aquacultural methods are underway. These ʻili ʻāina are Kūhiawaho, Kūhialoko, and Hanakēhau and are cared for by Kanaka Maoli who are committed to reclaiming Waiawa as a place of life, healing, and liberation for Kanaka Maoli. As we visit these ili ʻāina, interns from this past summer’s Wahi Kupuna Internship Program will discuss their research into the history of the area. The huakaʻi will end with a service project to help clean some of the loʻi at Kūhiawaho.

Please meet in the mauka parking lot of Leeward Community College 9:45am.
Parking is limited in Kūhiawaho, Kūhialoko, and Hanakēhau, so we will carpool to visit these places.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Open to the first 20 people who register.


Please bring your own transportation or carpool with someone to LCC. If there is a need for transportation, please contact Kelley Uyeoka at and we can try to arrange transportation.

Please wear comfortable clothes for hot/sunny weather (shoes or tabis, hat, sunscreen) and bring water and snacks. Feel free to pack a lunch to eat at the lo‘i after the huaka‘i is pau.

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Waikalua Loko I‘a (9 am – 12 pm)
Pacific American Foundation, Mr. Herb Lee, Jr. Executive Director
Led by Rosalyn Dias Concepcion, Director

From the old stone walls of the Waikalua Loko fishpond to the verdant walls of the magnificent pali, the Kāne‘ohe ahupua‘a holds clues to a rich cultural and natural heritage. As educators in this awe-inspiring place, we have opportunities to help students discover and embrace that heritage and carry forward the practices that will help us to live more in harmony with the land and sea today.
In the days of old Hawai‘i, this ahupua‘a flourished with productive lo‘i kalo (taro patches) fed by the waters of Kawa and Kāne‘ohe streams. The waters flowed from the streams through ‘auwai (ditches) into the lo‘i and into the loko i‘a (fishponds). At Waikalua Loko today we discover the ingenuity of Hawaiians who engineered these extensive irrigation and aquaculture systems.
Waikalua Loko Fishpond was lovingly preserved and managed from 1995-2015 by kia‘i loko (caretakers) at the Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society (WLFPS). An intensive effort by students, community groups, public and private partners, and individual members of the greater community, the project’s stewards breathed new life back into the 400 year old fishpond. In 2016, the board of directors of the WLFPS declared their mission was successfully completed, and the fishpond was given to the Pacific American Foundation for future care and preservation.

Tour – Rosalyn Dias, Archaeology – Dr. Hallett Hammatt, Stewardship – SHA Members, Reflections – Q & A, Recommendations, Lunch

45-231 Kulauli Street, Kāne‘ohe, HI. 96744 (see link for map),-157.7844803,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x4f4abec82196dab8!8m2!3d21.4104244!4d-157.7844803

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

20 people

Donations appreciated

Items to Bring:
Lunch, re-usable water bottles (NO PLASTIC BOTTLES ALLOWED), sunscreen, hats, shoes, and tabis

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Luluku (9 am – 12 pm)

The ‘ili of Luluku is located in the moku of Ko‘olaupoko, in the ahupua‘a of Kāne‘ohe. Luluku has the most extensive ancient wetland agricultural complex on the island of O‘ahu. It also indicates a long period of use which most likely began around 500 A.D.
The lo‘i terrace systems followed the many streams and used all of its tributaries to irrigate the various lo‘i kalo from mauka to makai. In the 1940s, Kāne‘ohe was one of the most active planting communities, planting bannanas, papaya, rice, and taro.
Luluku has been the subject of great controversy in the past with the development of H-3 connecting to Likelike Highway. The land contained in the loop of H-3 holds evidence of prehistoric settlement of Kāne‘ohe.
This huaka‘i will be led, by the President of Luluku Farmer’s Association, Mr. Mark Paikuli Stride and archaeologist from Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i. The huaka‘i will visit the cultural sites of Hewahewa Nui and experience working in the lo‘i kalo, followed by a lunch cooked traditionally in imu provided by Luluku Farmer’s Association.

Please meet at the entrance to Ho‘omaluhia Botanical Gardens, 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kāne‘ohe, HI. 96744.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

20 people.

Please bring your own vehicle or carpool to the location presented above. If need transportation please contact, Aulii Mitchell at and we can try to arrange something.

Bring work clothes for hot/rainy weather (boots, shoes, tabis, hats, sunscreen, and mosquito spray) and bring water and snacks.

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Kalaeloa Hertage Park (8 am – 10:30 am)

The 77-acre park, located just east of the Kalaeloa Airport, contains contains significant cultural, historical and natural resources unique to the Ewa Plain. More than 177 recorded cultural sites including a heiau and habitation sites constructed out of coral are located within the park boundaries. Many are unique and not found anywhere else on O’ahu. The non-profit Kalaeloa Heritage and Legacy Foundation (founded in 2010) oversees a long-term plan to create a learning center where cultural practitioners, local residents, and visitors can be introduced to traditional Hawaiian customs. The goal of this plan is to help residents of Honouliuli preserve and protect native Hawaiian cultural sites and historical sites within the Heritage Park. A program is also in progress to replace portions of the kiawe-dominated forest with native drought-tolerant plants like naio, maiapilo, the endemic Eva plains ‘akoko, and wiliwili trees.

An early morning tour of the park (which is still a work-in-progress) will be given by one of the KHLF docents. There will also be time to explore the interpretive area independently. Facilities in the park are rustic, but there is a large hale and a portable restroom. Kalaeloa can be extremely warm on a sunny day; hats and thick-soled shoes are recommended. Ice water and snacks will be provided.

8:00 am – 10:30 am

Jen Huebert


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Tour of Army Cultural Resources Curation Facility at Schofield Barracks and the Wheeler Army Airfield Historic District (2:00pm – 4:45pm)


Participants will meet at Leilehua Golf Course, 199 Leilehua Road, Wahiawa, HI at 2:00 p.m. where we will then caravan to Schofield Barracks Building 494.


The tour will begin at Schofield Barracks Building 494, a rehabilitated 1924 fire station now housing the Cultural Resources Curation Facility. Richard Davis, USAG-HI Cultural Resources Manager, will provide an orientation on the Army’s Cultural Resources Program in Hawaii. Jill Sommer, Cultural Resources Curator, will then take participants on a tour of the facility, which is the only certified cultural resources curatorial facility on Oahu, and one of only two Army curation facilities in the nation meeting Federal standards.

We will then caravan to Wheeler Army Airfield for a walking tour of the historic district. The tour will include three recently constructed historical interpretive displays that provide background on aviation history at Wheeler Field (as it was known during WWII). These include information on the December 7, 1941 attack on Wheeler, a “bomb scar” etched into the concrete during the attack near Hangar 112, and a display explaining the developmental history of Wheeler Field. Monica Bacon, a PICHTR Historic Buildings historian, will guide this walking tour.

The tour will conclude at approximately 4:45 p.m., at which time participants will caravan back to the Leilehua Golf Course. Participants will depart the golf course at approximately 5:00 p.m.


Participants are advised to be prepared with footwear, outerwear, and personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for walking. Visitors may also wish to be prepared with insect repellant, sunscreen, and/or water bottles. Participants who have allergies should carry appropriate medication.


There is no cost for this tour; however, space is limited to the first 15 people who register. Interested members of SHA should email David Ingleman (, NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 26. For the purposes of security vetting, please also provide your full first, middle, and last name, date of birth, gender, and ethnicity.