That was a beautiful opening! Hoomaikai wale!! Plus i got to see the Nawahi painting with my own eyes!!!
Those with Leprosy.—In the afternoon of this past Wednesday, more leprosy patients were taken to a place set apart for those unfortunate people, at Kalawao, Molokai. One reason for the lack of eradication of this disease eating away at the lives of our people, is that friends hide away their sick. Here in this town and areas right outside are those with leprosy who were hidden for many months. In Ewa there are people living, afflicted with this disease but have not been found by the agent of the Board of Health [Papa Ola]. They went into the mountains to live, and perhaps it has been over a year that they have lived in the forests; or maybe some months, descending to the houses of friends at night. It is as if they are carrying the disease where they go and are spreading it amongst the healthy people. This is not right. And that is perhaps one of the reasons that this disease keeps multiplying between us.
(Kuokoa, 7/19/1879, p. 4)
I neglected to post this related information about workshops being held by Ka Ohana o Kalaupapa in conjunction with the exhibits at Iolani Palace and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. They say: “The workshops will provide a new perspective on the history of Kalaupapa and will encourage teachers to include the history in their curriculum.” This indeed sounds like a good thing! There in fact was one just yesterday evening. Did anyone get to attend? If yes, how did it go?
There is another one scheduled for the evening of the 2nd of October. For more information, check out the link below.
Tomorrow at noon, there is a Brown Bag Presentation put on by The Center for Biographical Research at University of Hawaii at Manoa. The topic is looking at the Leprosy Colony on Molokai through Hawaiian-Language Material. It sounds like an immense but priceless project! If you are interested, find the details in the link below!!