Aunty Lynette Paglinawan – Inspiring UH West Oʻahu at Nohona Hawaiʻi

Aunty Lynette Paglinawan

Kumu Lynette Kahekili Kaopuiki Paglinawan will teach an informal class on Nohona Hawaiʻi, The Hawaiian Way, in a 15-week course that begins on August 21. The classes are free and open to faculty, students and the community.

Dr. Manulani Aluli-Meyer, Konohiki (Facilitator) of Kulana o Kapolei – a Hawaiian Place of Learning, said UH West Oʻahu is very fortunate to have Paglinawan teach given the kumu’s lengthy experience and knowledge of Hawaiian culture. Paglinawan, who studied under noted Hawaiian scholar Mary Kawena Pukui, was named a Living Treasure of Hawaiʻi in 2012 for her significant contributions to society and high level of accomplishment.

Paglinawan is also an educator, having been a member of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work’s Hawaiian Learning Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  People who attend her class at UH West Oʻahu can expect to receive writing assignments.

“We are fortunate and grateful to have aunty Lynette with us at UHWO,” said Aluli-Meyer. “She is also developing a series of Hoʻoponopono classes that will begin in Spring 2018.”  

The weekly course is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays at Hale Kuahuokalā. The schedule is as follows:

Aug. 21 What is Lōkahi/Pono

Aug. 28 What is the Hawaiian way?  What is form and essence?

Sept. 4 Holiday

Sept. 11 Hawaiian Worldviews

  • An Island Perspective
  • Lōkahi: macro and Pono micro Triangles

What is spirituality?  The piko and naʻau?

Sept. 18 Cultural Trauma: relevance to healing and health. Speaker: Tammy Martin                     

Sept. 25 Hawaiian Spirituality in healing and health

  • Essential attitudes and procedures

Oct. 6  (Friday) Waiʻanae Traditional Health Center (10 am-noon)

  • Meet 9:30 a.m. in UHWO parking lot for ride to Waiʻanae Comprehensive Health Center (carpooling)

Oct. 9 Self-Care:  Hoʻomaʻemaʻe: Cleansing rituals

Oct. 16 Self-Care:  Cleansing rituals in healing and health

  • Self-care:  Exercise /lomilomi

Oct. 23 Huaka’i:  Historical/sacred Sites: Kūkaniloko (2 hr. class)

  • Protocol: Oli Aloha and Mahalo and Pī Kai, makana  
  • Carpool (if can) and meet at Kūkaniloko (10 am)

Oct. 30 Self-Care: Laʻau Lapaʻau/home remedies

Nov. 6 Self-Care: Laʻau Lapaʻau

Nov. 13  Moʻolelo presentations, turn papers in.

Nov. 20 Moʻolelo Presentations and turn papers in

Nov. 27 Moʻolelo Presentations and turn papers in

Dec. 4 Haʻina (what did you learn?) and paʻina

Plans are also being made to record Paglinawan’s presentation for people who cannot attend the classes.

Image courtesy of UHWO Staff