Ocean based cultural traditions with Dominic Acol of Mauloa Haʻawina Designs

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Dominic Acol is an Oʻahu born, Kona raised artist, woodworker, and owner of Mauloa Haʻawina Designs where he captures the spirit of his familyʻs cherished moments and brings them to life through art. Each handmade piece uniquely depicts the spirit of his ʻohana way of life that bonds the past and future, preserving time until it can be passed down to the next generation. 


In this episode, you will learn:

  • Traditional Hawaiian fishing practices and traditions
  • What life is like living and growing up in the islands
  • How observing the patterns of nature and being in tune with surroundings have served Pacific Island cultures through the millenia
  • Why itʻs so important to pass on life lessons and ancestral knowledge to the next generation
  • Every one of us has a part to play in the communities we live in.
  • How Dominic challenges himself to perpetuate his culture through the woodwork he carves with his own two hands.

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