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Navy joins with Hawaiians in celebrating Makahiki

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Head chief Richard Keopuhiwa (wearing the mahiole helmet) led a visiting group of senior U.S. Navy military, which included Rear Adm. Robert B. Chadwick II, during the opening ceremony of the Makahiki festival at Puuloa on Saturday.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Head chief Richard Keopuhiwa (wearing the mahiole helmet) led a visiting group of senior U.S. Navy military, which included Rear Adm. Robert B. Chadwick II, during the opening ceremony of the Makahiki festival at Puuloa on Saturday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Valynce Kane Ventuya, 4, was poised to throw a spear in the maka‘iehe event during the festival.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Valynce Kane Ventuya, 4, was poised to throw a spear in the maka‘iehe event during the festival.

The 17th annual Makahiki festival brought together the Navy and Native Hawaiian Civic Clubs. Read more

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