Students Create Visual Reflections on the IPA Oli, Nā Kau a Kau

Drawing from Kiana de la Cruz-Swauger ’25 “I Honouliuli a puni ē” “And all around Honouliuli”

Kumu Joy challenged her Hawaiian Studies students to reflect on the words of the school oli and create an original piece of art that related to a line from the Hawaiian chant and share why the words are meaningful to them. The project was part of an introduction to their study of ahupuaʻa and recognition that IPA, along with many students, reside within the Honouluiuli ahupuaʻa referred to in the oli.