Updated at 3:51 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2007
'Manaleo' project receives OHA grant
Advertiser StaffHawai'i Maoli, the nonprofit entity of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, and the Kuini Pi'olani Hawaiian Civic Club in partnership with 'Ahahui 'Olelo Hawai'i, have received a grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for a year-long project that supports the perpetuation of the Hawaiian language.
For 13 years "Manaleo" was the longest running and only Hawaiian language television program. It was supported by the 'Ahahui 'Olelo Hawai'i, an organization established in 1973 to perpetuate the use and learning of the Hawaiian Language for future generations.
"Manaleo" has recorded the voices of authority of the late Kamuela Kumikahi, Eddie Ka'ana'ana, Elizabeth Ellis, Lei Recca, Harry Fuller, Elama Kanahele and others.
The grant will enable participating organizations to continue the work. Using the recordings of Native Hawaiian speakers that already exist in the 'Ahahui 'Olelo Hawai'i archives, this project will include the following activities: