Aunty Lynette to offer Nohona Hawaiʻi classes on Mondays

frame grab of Aunty Lynette speaking

Frame grab of Aunty Lynette Paglinawan hosting Nohona Hawaii classes last fall

Aunty Lynette Paglinawan, UH West Oʻahu’s Kupuna-in-residence, will teach an informal class on Nohona Hawaiʻi–Living a Hawaiian Way, in a 13-week course that runs every Monday beginning Aug. 27.

The non-credit classes are free and open to faculty, students, and the community interested in Hawaiian cultural values and how to live them in the 21st Century.

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.  

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

Aug. 27–What is Lōkahi/Pono
Sept. 3–Holiday
Sept. 10–What is the Hawaiian way? What is form and essence? What is spirituality? The piko and naʻau?
Sept. 17–Hawaiian Worldviews
Sept. 24–Hawaiian Spirituality in healing and health
Oct. 1–Cultural Trauma: Relevance to healing and health
Oct. 8–Self-Care: Hoʻomaʻemaʻe: Cleansing rituals
Oct. 15–Rituals of Engagement
Oct. 22–Huaka’i: Historical/sacred Sites: Kūkaniloko (2 hr. class)
Oct. 29–Highlights and lessons of Kūkaniloko
Nov. 5–Self-Care: Laʻau Lapaʻau
Nov. 12–No Class – Veterans Day
Nov. 19–Moʻolelo presentations
Nov. 26–Moʻolelo Presentations
Dec. 3–Haʻina Mai Ka Puana (what did you learn) and Paʻina (bring food)

This will mark the second year Paglinawan has offered the class during the fall semester.  The Academy for Creative Media at UH West Oʻahu shot video of some of her prior talks and have posted them online.

Image courtesy of ACM West Oahu