Keeping the language alive

  • Representatives present on behalf of Hawaiian language movement Kona Councilman Holeka Inaba, Paʻani Kelsen (Ke Kula ʻo Nawahiokalaniʻopuʻu) Pomaikaʻi Iaea (Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikolani, UH Hilo) Pualani Kahoʻohanohano (ʻAha Punana Leo) Kalani Stoleson from UH Hilo, Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikolani (Translator). (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

North Kona Councilman Holeka Inaba kicked off Hawaiian Language Month on Tuesday by chairing an entire committee meeting in Hawaiian, using an interpreter.