Celebrating reading, Ni‘ihau-style

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    Tracy Fredin, director of the Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline University in Minnesota; Tia Koerte, principal of Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha public charter school; and Debra Peterson, left to right, celebrate the collaborative relationship between Hamline University and Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha Wednesday during the E Ho‘olaule‘a Like Katou event on the Kekaha campus.

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    Tracy Fredin, director of the Center for Global Environmental Education at the Hamline University in Minnesota, talks about the interactive guide that is placed not only at the Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha public charter school in Kekaha, but also at the Kauai Museum, Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club and Koke‘e Museum.

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    Lu Koerte uses duct tape to cope with the wind while blessing the E Ho‘olaule‘a Like Katou celebration of the collaboration between Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha public charter school and Hamline University in Minnesota.

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    Tracy Fredlin, the director of the Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline University in Minnesota, watches Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha public charter school students play with blocks based on the Kealapito pronunciation sheet, Wednesday during the E Ho‘olaule‘a Like Katou event on the school campus in Kekaha.

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    Tracy Fredin, the director of the Center for Global Environmental Education at Hamline University, explains the Kealapito card, which is at the heart of resource development for the Ni‘ihau dialect, Wednesday during E Ho‘olaule‘a Like Katou event at the Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha charter school campus in Kekaha.

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    Lu Koerte of Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha helps fasten a haku lei on Debra Fredlin of Hamline University Wednesday during the E Ho‘olaule‘a Like Katou event in Kekaha.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha public charter school student Kinohi Mo‘oiki-Kanahele reads and shows illustrations from a book she authored Wednesday during the E Ho‘olaule‘a Like Katou event at the Lumi Nui reading room at the Kekaha campus.

KEKAHA — “Tall” Tracy Fredin came through with the goods, and Tia Koerte’s apprehension over the perpetuation of olelo Ni‘ihau were appeased Wednesday at E Ho‘olaule‘a Like Katou on the campus of Ke Kula Ni‘ihau O Kekaha public charter school.

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