Hawaiʻi History Day ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi 2021 Results and Student Projects
Click below to see the results for the Hawaiʻi History Day 2021 Honolulu District Fair.
***Please note that these results are in no particular order, but are projects that will advance to the Hawaiʻi History Day State Fair. This year, we have also featured our student projects from our ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Category on a Padlet Page. To see our ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi student projects from the Hawaiʻi History Day 2021 State Fair, click below.
In the last two days of May in 1980, fifty-three kūpuna from across the state of Hawaiʻi gathered for a conference, produced by Alu Like at Kamehameha Schools, with the intent of collectively addressing issues of vital concern to the Hawaiian community, including recording cultural practices, but also discussing the socio-economic burdens that particularly concerned kānaka ōiwi.
This conference forum was the culmination of discussion that began in 1979 with Kupuna Gregory Kalahikiola Naliielua, Kupuna Adelaide Frenchy DeSoto, Kupuna Papua Stevens Poire, and Kupuna Abraham Piianaia. This group planned Ka Leo o Nā Kūpuna because they recognized that Hawaiian elders often held positions of power and stabilization within their homes and could affect positive change within their communities.
Of these fifty-three attendees, the youngest attendee was fifty years old and the eldest was nearly ninety, and all were relatively fluent in the Hawaiian language. Forty years ago, we were the Hawaii Committee for the Humanities, rather than the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities and we are proud to say this conference was supported in part by a grant from our organization.
You can read the proceedings booklet of this historic conference HERE.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our students, teachers, families, judges and other volunteers who work to make this category possible.