ʻŌlelo Noʻeau Hawaiian Proverbs
With Aunty Dorinda
ʻŌlelo Noʻeau are Hawaiian proverbs with focus on knowledge and wisdom of definition, and Hawaiian poetical sayings.
Aunty Dorinda is the Little Grass Shack’s Hawaiian treasure by enlightening us with weekly ʻŌlelo Noʻeau. Her wisdom on Hawaiian language and culture educates and reminds us of our island roots and values. Most importantly, it reminds us to Live Pono, Live Aloha!
‘Ōlelo is important because it keeps us grounded to our roots. It reminds us of our ancestors, our culture & traditions and our way of life. It is the very core or piko of our race. Without its presence, there would be no Aloha.
Dorinda Puanani Keola Burnet is an alumna of Kamehameha Schools majoring in Hawaiian studies and language, graduating in 1976. She holds honors of being the 1978 Hula Bowl Queen and 1983 Mo’i Wahine Aloha Week Court Queen.
A former kumu hula, Aunty Dorinda moved to the 9th Island of Las Vegas in 1993. She is a 2001 Hawaiian Folklorist, Nevada Art Council. She’s a former 5 year Pelekikena (President) of the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic club and currently on the Board of Directors.