March 14 2018  |  Inflight Entertainment

Hawaiian Airlines uses IFE to deliver culture-based lessons

By Rachel Debling

Inspiring stories about the power of Hawaii's culture will be featured as inflight entertainment options on all of Hawaiian Airlines' A330 international flights through June. Topics of discussion in the Kanaeokana-produced series include how "educators are turning streams, fishponds and the voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a into immersive classrooms while using traditional Hawaiian practices to empower youth," according to a March 14 release.

“We are excited to partner with Kanaeokana to present stories that demonstrate the importance and depth of our culture and its powerful impact on native Hawaiian youth,” commented Evan Nomura, inflight entertainment manager at Hawaiian Airlines. “It’s a privilege to be able to showcase the authenticity of Hawai‘i and its people to guests visiting from around the world.”

Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier, a member of Kanaeokanaʻs Kōmike Ho’okele (Steering Committee) and Kamehameha Schools Maui’s Hawaiian Protocol Facilitator, noted: “Expanding our reach helps us bring our message to different audiences. The experiences nurturing our students are valuable not just for Native Hawaiians but have relevance to everyone. We all should be sharing in the kuleana (responsibilities) to Mālama Honua and each other.”

To watch full list of videos from Kanaeokana, please click here.

Posters of the three videos from Hawaiian Airlines' latest educational series




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