Moʻolelo & Kanikapila: The Hawaiian way of learning

Hawaiians have always learned through storytelling. In Hawaii the storytelling tradition is called Moʻolelo. It is the way our history, culture, myths, and tradition has been passed down through the generations. It is very similar to how Catholics have learned through the tradition passed down from Jesus and apostles throughout history! 

We also love to get together with our instruments and Kanikaplia (Jam Session) So much of our Hawaiian music tells stories of long ago and so we learn through our music as well. 

This picture was taken a month ago (July 2016) out on the island of Kauai. I sat and listened to some great wisdom from a Hawaiian man who knows much about the history, culture, and tradition of Hawaii. He also happens to be studying to be permanent deacon in the Church!