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Hawaiian Culture Event - Hawaiian Medicinal Plants
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Aunty Linda Tu`a

Noni Fruit

Kalani's new series of Hawaiian Culture Events takes place every 4th Wednesday of the month starting January 25, 2012.

These events feature a different Hawaiian cultural practitioner who speaks and shares ‘ike (wisdom) through talk story, hō`ike`ike (demonstration), or hana`ana (performances).

Kalani’s monthly Hawaiian Culture Events provide a unique forum where Hawai`i and its peoples can come together and share cultural knowledge, customs, and aloha to all willing to receive.

Admission: Free / Donation

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This month's theme:

Lā`au Lapa`au (Hawaiian Medicinal Plants) with Aunty Linda Tu`a

About Aynty Linda Tu`a:

Lynda Saffery Tu‘a received her formal training from a 1988 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Apprentice Grant for Ulana Lauhala, a 1989 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Masters Grant for Ulana Lauhala and a 2002 sabbatical to Tonga to study weaving and kapa making and design. She has been a Featured Artist in 1997 State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Publication “Traditions We Share.” She has also been honored to make ka’ai (burial baskets) for iwi kupuna (bones of the Elders) returned to Pu‘u Honua ‘O Honaunau from the Smithsonian Institute. She continues to teach the traditional ways and designs of the kupuna, enjoys being part of the holua culture and ulana makaloa revival, and uses and teaches la‘au lapa‘au (traditional herbal medicine). She especially finds fulfillment in honoring Wahi Pana (Sacred Places).