2022 Lūʻau

The annual Lūʻau will be held on Sunday May 8th, 2022. Our theme this year will be Mauka to Makai, which means "from the uplands to the ocean." In Hawaiʻi and other Polynesian nations, resources from the ocean are shared with those who live in the uplands and vice versa. Those who live upstream are mindful of how their actions impact those who live downstream. Mauka to Makai reminds us to take care of the ʻāina, the land, but also of each other.This will be an opportunity for the Dartmouth community to come together and learn more about Hawaiian language, culture and the symbiotic relationship between Mauka and Makai.

About Lūʻau

The Dartmouth Lūʻau is an annual event that celebrates the existence and representation of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander identity on the Dartmouth campus. Since its initiation, the Dartmouth Lūʻau has brought together communities from across campus, as well as regionally, to celebrate, honor, educate, and share their Native heritage. In 2018 and 2019, the Dartmouth Lūʻau has been voted the #1 student organized event by Dartmouth Office of Student Life for inviting the greater Dartmouth community to celebrate and learn through food, song, and dance.