Mac Poepoe shares mana’o with Big Island

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Kupuna Mac Poepoe will share some of his insights as a Molokai fisherman and conservationist in this Puana Ka ‘Ike lecture, “Feeding Family.”

The event takes place Friday, April 29, at the Keauhou Beach Resort Ballroom on Ali’I Drive on the Big Island.

Mac Poepoe is not only an expert on conservation practices for coastal regions like Mo'omomi, but he is also a veteran and a strong advocate for Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans.

As co-founder of the 18-year old Hui Mälama o Mo‘omomi, Poepoe has led the way toward educating others about the coastal resources found in Mo‘omomi Bay and pono (proper) behaviors that ensure not only familial but community subsistence. Hui Mälama o Mo‘omomi has produced a fishing calendar based on the cultural practices that are linked with the phases of the moon.

Poepoe was the 2006 recipient of a lifetime achievement award from Hawaii’s Living Reef Awards Program.

For more information on Poepoe’s presentations, contact Joy Cunefare at 534-8528 or e-mail For lecture schedules and webcasts of previous lectures, visit and

The Puana Ka ‘Ike and Eia Hawai‘i lecture series are presented in partnership with Keauhou-Kahalu‘u Education Group of Kamehameha Schools, The Kohala Center, the Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and Keauhou Beach Resort.

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