This program, which received three years of funding through the Native Hawaiian Education Act, engaged the community and school in a collaborative effort to teach students about cultural and archaeological resources, and to build their capacity in cultural literacy. In an effort to understand and act upon the depth and extent of cultural resources that are part of Lāna‘i’s landscape, a significant collection of archival-historical research has been compiled. This information is integral to the process of documenting archaeological and cultural landscapes. The program encourages students to respect natural, cultural and archaeological resources, and provided students with exposure to what it can be like to pursue a career in preservation and resource management. Congratulations to all!
Year four of the cultural literacy initiative E ‘Ike Hou Iā Lāna‘i, was offered June 13 through July 8, 2016, funded with a grant from the Hawaii Tourism Authority/Hawaii Community Foundation, and other community donors.
Historic Hawai'i Foundation 2016 Preservation Honor Award Lāna‘i Guide GPS Web-Enabled Application For Storied Places Of Lāna‘i.
Preservation Honor Award presented to the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center, Pūlama Lānaʻi and Koa IT for the Lāna‘i Guide GPS Web-Enabled Application For Storied Places Of Lāna‘i. The Lāna‘i Guide is a GPS web-enabled application that provides an interactive walking, driving or cycling tour to noted places of Lāna‘i’s bio-cultural landscape, and serves as a digital guidebook. One of the major initiatives of the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center is to emphasize outreach and improve access to the tangible and intangible heritage of Lāna‘i. The app provides users with access to information covering the geology, natural history, Hawaiian settlement, traditions, and historic landscape of Lāna‘i. Congratulations to all! App can be downloaded for free. Click link for article. Time Traveler — Using High Tech to Explore Lāna‘i's Distant Past (PDF) — Story by Kyle Ellison / Photography by Kyle & Heather Ellison, Maui No Ka 'Oi , March - April, 2016