Welina mai e nā hoa hoʻōla ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi o kēia au nei, aloha! ʻO Haʻamauliola Makua Aiona koʻu inoa a he kupa wau o nei ʻāina e ʻaʻala mau ai i ka hala me ka lehua. Ua hānau ʻia ma Hilo a ua hānai ʻia ma Puna a ʻo ka Moku o Keawe koʻu ʻāina e hānai ai i kaʻu ʻohana. ʻElua aʻu kaikamāhine e hoʻonaʻauao ʻia nei ma kēia kula. ʻO ka hoʻōla ʻana i ka ʻōlelo me nā hana a ko kākou mau kūpuna kekahi kahua a māua ʻo kaʻu kāne i koho ai no ka hānai i ka ʻohana. He kumu wau ma Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu mai ka makahiki 2003. Aʻo au i ka Mākau ʻŌlelo Pelekānia i nā haumāna kula kiʻekiʻe. Puni wau i ka hula, ka holoholo me ka ʻohana, a me ka hoʻomākaukau i nā ʻano meaʻai Hawaiʻi like ʻole e like me ke kūlolo, ka poi a me ka laulau. E ola mau ka ʻike o nā kūpuna iā kākou!
Aloha nui kākou! My name is Haʻamauliola Makua Aiona and I was born and raised here on Hawaiʻi island. I have two daughters who attend Nāwahī and my husband and I have chosen this path of raising our ʻohana in an environment rich in our culture. I have taught here at Nāwahī since 2003 in various subject areas and grade levels. This year, I am teaching 10 & 11th grade English. I enjoy dancing hula, learning new things with my family, and making kūlolo, poi and laulau. Shall the knowledge of our ancestors live through what we share with our next generation! Ola nui kākou!