Native Hawaiian group receives $85k grant to revitalize Hawaiian language
LIHU‘E — Native Hawaiian organization Papahana Kuaola has received a nearly $85,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as part of a multi-organizational effort to revitalize ‘olelo Hawai‘i, the Hawaiian language, from keiki to kupuna.
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Hey, the Hawaiian language revitalization is a State of Hawaii’s responsibility, not OHA’s. It’s in our State’s Constitution.
We need Kauai specific reporting. We need better oversight by the local press on issues specifically relevant to Kauai.
It is a proven fact that the younger the person, the easier it is to learn a language. I feel that the Hawaiian language should be a mandatory subject in grades 1-8. Then optional in high school. It would also be a way to imbue in all Hawaiian people the culture of the people who were in the first place.