More notes on scrap paper for the Hawaiian Ways of Knowing in education course from meeting with Manu:
For the main project:
What is the purpose of this exercise?
Will it serve my family?
Will it benefit my community?
(Is it moʻo worthy)
How does it extend the quality of our lives?
How is it sustainable?
“Knowledge that holds function at its center moves our students into action & a better understanding of the roles of history and intention” (57).
We will heal and we will be educated by ʻāina. This is key. We will, once again, be “fed” by the tides, rains, stories of place & people made buoyant because this is how culture survives. Let us shape our school lessons by this ideal and let us shape our lives accordingly.