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Navy and Hawaiian groups host Makahiki festival

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Mamo Wassman attended the Makahiki at Puuloa with fellow wahine from Na Wahine Hui O Kamehameha on Saturday. The event was organized by the Oahu Council of Hawaiian Civic Clubs with the U. S. Navy military to provide an opportunity for military families to learn about pre-western Hawaiian traditions and to forge relations between the two communities. The Royal Order of Kamehameha I also participated in the event. Read more.
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Nick Childs received ho'okupu (gift) from US Navy Rear Admiral Robert B. Chadwick, II, during the opening ceremony of the Makahiki at Puuloa on Saturday.
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US Navy Rear Admiral Robert B. Chadwick, II, spoke during the opening ceremony of the Makahiki at Puuloa celebration held on Saturday.
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Valynce Kane Ventuya, 4, was poised to throw a spear in the maka'iehe event during the Makahiki at Puuloa celebration on Saturday.
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Lani Alii, Alii Sir William Souza of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I spoke at the opening ceremony of the Makahiki at Puuloa celebration held on Saturday.
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Christina Conrad and Andrea Frohardt laughed as they competed in the haka moa (one-legged wrestling) during the Makahiki at Puuloa on Saturday.
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Nick Childs placed ho'okupu, or gift, upon an altar during the opening ceremony of the Makahiki at Puuloa on Saturday.
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Desiree Somera played moa pahe'e at the Makahiki at Puuloa on Saturday. The object of the ancient Hawaiian game is to slide the blunt cylindrical dart between two stakes placed in the ground.
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US Navy Rear Admiral Robert B. Chadwick, II and Xavier Conrad were paired in the final round of the haka moa (one-legged wrestling) during the Makahiki at Puuloa on Saturday. The admiral was defeated by Conrad but was the champion in the in the moa pahe'e (dart tossing) event.
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Head chief Richard Keopuhiwa (wearing the mahiole helmet) led a visiting group of senior U.S. Navy military, which included Rear Admiral Robert B. Chadwick, II, during the opening ceremony of the Makahiki at Puuloa held on Saturday.
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Nick Childs and Bruce Moku (not visible) received ho'okupu (gifts) from Lani Alii, Alii Sir William Souza of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I and Pelekikena Beverly Lee of Na Wahine Hui 'O Kamehameha during the opening ceremony of the Makahiki at Puuloa on Saturday.