Presenter: Kalei Nuʻuhiwa
Haumea is a deity whose important function is to establish sacred space. She provides the tools to recognize when that special space is potent for ceremony and ritual. As the pertinent female to any ceremony she provides that possibility for understanding and connection between the knowledge we acquire and the wisdom we pass on. Once a sacred space is established it allows us access for the interaction between us and our akua. Haumea also plots out the evolution of organisms, practices, activities, etc. in a chronological order. Therefore, Haumea ties time and space together.
Let us examine the pertinent roles females have in ritual and ceremony. We will explore the makahiki and luakini rituals. All participants will learn a pīwai ritual and chant. Come prepared to establish your sacred space.
About ʻAha Wahine
On February 4, 2012, more than 300 Native Hawaiian women gathered to inspire, inquire, invest, and invigorate each other with ʻike, aloha, and kuleana. Presentations by highly regarded experts covered topics that concerned our ancestral gods, our modern day leaders, health issues that are unique to us, and economic issues that affect us. This gathering was an opportunity to garner ideas for the larger ʻAha Wahine that will happen in August 2011.
More information about the upcoming August conference can be found at www.ahawahine.org.