POSTED: 11:48 a.m. HST, Dec 06, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 11:51 a.m. HST, Dec 06, 2013
The National Park Service has published a new visitors guide to Haleakala National Park written in both Hawaiian and English.
Park Superintendent Natalie Gates said this is the first brochure in the 401-unit national park system written by community members in the native language of the community.
"Uncle Les" Kuloloio, representing the kupuna, shared Hawaiian and English passages from the Kumulipo (a sacred, ancient chant), excerpts of which are in the brochure, Gates said.
She added that the passages highlight how closely the land and sea are interrelated and how it is the kuleana (responsibility) of visitors and residents alike to care for land and sea.