The Papakolea Fire Academy lead by Retired Fire Captains Richard Soo, Earle Kealoha, Guy Katayama, Gilbert Pelletier and Curtis Aiwohi is development to aid in every step of the Honolulu Fire Department Recruitment.
This class will focus on:
Life of a Fire Fighter
Understanding Service Terminology
Preparation for the HFD Written Exam
Assistance through physical exam and Interview process
This Course will run 9-consecutive Saturdays from February 3 – March 31
Only 50 seats are available!
Preference will be give to registrants of Native Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.
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As the staff of Kula no na Po`e Hawaii prepare to end another year of hard work, we are busy updating our website with more information about our community programs, events, and upcoming opportunities for the families of Papakolea, Kewalo, and Kalawahine. Mahalo for your patience as we continue to share our work.
Keep checking back for updates!!
Kula Staff 🙂
Cultural safety through the lens of Hawaiian Homestead residents.
Ka‘opua LS, Tamang S, Dillard A, Kekauoha, BP (2017).
Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 5 (2).
Cultural safety is a strengths-based construct which aims to subvert unequal power relations, honor diverse ways of knowing in community-specific contexts, and acknowledge community as arbiter of ‘how’ safety is actualized. Published literature documents the benefits of culturally safe healthcare yet pays scant attention to culturally safe research praxis. Our team of practitionerresearchers sought to uncover meanings of cultural safety in community-based health research with Hawaiian Homestead residents. Focus groups were conducted in three communities. Emic descriptions of cultural safety and non-resident researchers were elicited. Content analysis revealed trust (hilina‘i) as the overarching theme fundamental to cultural safety. Cultural safety was demonstrated by practices that accommodate and engage community in their shared sense of place, history, ways of knowing, and capacity-building. Such practices likely mitigate perceptions of cultural imposition and promote relevant interventions developed with communities. Implications are enunciated in HILINA‘I, a mnemonic for advancing knowledge decolonization and health equity.
R.L. Stevenson Middle School Halau Ka Makani ʻO Pūowaina Hula Hui places 3rd in the Middle School division at the Malia Craver Hula Kahiko Competition Hosted by Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition held today at Iolani School. The halau is under nāpunaheleonāpua Kumu Rich Pedrina of Papakolea and Blaine Nohara, Alakai’i (pictured) The Halau is co-sponsored by the R.L. Stevenson Middle School and the Papakolea’s Kula no na Po’e Hawaii under the KLP Project.
Kamehameha-Maui (1st), Iolani (2nd), Stevenson (3rd)