14 votesManulani Aluli-Meyer commented
Aloha mai e kuu mau hoa (Greetings beloveds!) Every language needs champions! I work in the most densely populated area of Native Hawaiians in the world, and most of us do not speak or use our language daily. It is slowly growing and evolving, however, because it is the nature of aloha to thrive through this process of collective healing. We here at the University of Hawaii West Oahu believe in the values and principles within our Hawaiian language, and this kind of technical support will go a long way into helping us shape the essence within the form. Mahalo for allowing us to comment. Although I am not a language speaker, we sing, pray, greet, and understand ourselves through our proverbs, love of elders, care of ʻāina, and yes...our language. Olelo only points the way to our own embodied practices, but they are definite sign-posts we can follow. Any support in this is to be encouraged. Please support Hawaiiʻs role in world-wide awakening!
me ke aloha, manu aluli meyer