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Pilina Project: Weaving Relationships between Manu, People, and Hawai`i

September 26, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Photo of red `apapane bird, perched among the leaves and flowers, or lehua, of the `ōhi`a tree.

Please join us for a presentation about past, present, and future relationships among people, birds, and places. Noah Gomes, American Bird Conservancy’s Conservation and Justice Fellow, will be presenting the stories shared with him by community members about their pilina (intimate relationships) with native Hawaiian manu (birds).

A goal of this project was to continue the narrative started by Hawaiians centuries ago and use modern media to build a bridge from the past to our present moment and into the future. Noah has compiled the stories of pilina from the islands of Maui, Kaua`i, and Hawai`i Island into a story map. He is looking forward to sharing results with the communities of Hawai`i and beyond.

Rachel Kingsley, Hawaiian Forest Bird Outreach & Education Associate, with Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project and The ‘Alalā Project will join Noah to share information about the ongoing conservation efforts provided for some of the manu featured in the Pilina Project. Suitable for all ages. Children under 5 years of age must be accompanied by parent or adult caregiver.

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September 26, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hawaii – Naalehu
95-5669 Mamalahoa Hwy
Naalehu, HI 96772 United States
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