CapSeeds - Arctic

July 10, 2015

“Today was an intense, jam packed day full of fun and insightful activities,” said Matthew Alfelor ’16. The group “listened to stories from elders, visited a fenced reverse waterfall, fished for salmon and shared our native culture with the Tlingit culture camp children and their families.” They also visited Peterson Creek and, as an ending to a long insightful week, we celebrated with the children of the culture camp and their families over a dinner of smoked salmon.”

“As a way of giving thanks for allowing us learn about the Tlingit culture and language, we presented the children, their families, and the staff with traditional hula dances and chants. The girls presented their hula “He Mele No Lilo” by Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu. I taught what the boys presented, “Hula O Ka Hui Kaʻawai” by Matilda Kauwe. It was a great experience being able to share and teach our culture to the children as well as some of the Punahou students who didn’t know how to dance hula before the trip.”

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