J. Kapomaikai Stone
Johanna Kapōmaikaʻi Stone comes from Kailua, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu, where her family has been cultivating food since antiquity. She enjoys learning and teaching Hawaiian through a conversational, comprehensible input approach, focusing on daily activities, food systems, the observation of celestial patterns, wellness practices, traditional histories and other primary resources. She is committed to the reestablishment of our original, traditional food systems for the restoration of abundance on the land and in the ocean. Pōmai received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Hawaiian Language as well as her Master’s degree in Hawaiian language from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her Master’s paper is an adaption of a history, entitled Makalei, ka Laau Pii Ona Ia a ka Ia o Moaulanuiakea i Kaulana. Pōmai currently teaches elementary level Hawaiian language.