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Mamao Programs


The Mamao Workshop Series offers participants of all ages the opportunity to learn about the Cultural Practices of Puna, and to learn a little about the life of a Hawaiian Koa, or warrior.


Our workshops held in November and December offer a glimpse of a Hawaiian warrior’s art through the making of a ma‘a, learning of stories and legends, and through exercise. The ma‘a, or sling, is a weapon made of braided or plaited plant fibers. The ma‘a is a weapon used in warfare, to cast a dense, hard stone. Your ‘ohana (family) will learn the proper protocols to make, handle and use the Hawaiian ma‘a.


In January and February, we celebrate Lonoikamakahiki!  We will learn about the values, traditions, and mo‘olelo for the Makahiki Season, and participate in the Makahiki activities like our kupuna.


This Mamao program is sponsored by Ho‘oulu Kāiaulu.

KS Kaiāulu shares a spectrum of resources and opportunities offered by Kamehameha Schools and its community partners that embrace keiki, ʻōpio, and ʻohana along their journey of life-long learning   


Click on the buttons below to sign up  for your family!