Park seeks cultural practitioners

Haleakala National Park will host a series of Native Hawaiian cultural programs and performances in the Kipahulu and Summit districts of the park.

The park seeks cultural practitioners who will demonstrate Native Hawaiian crafts or arts and engage visitors during their activity. Schools and community groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Through support from the Hawai’i Pacific Parks Association, an honorarium of $200 will be offered to each group of practitioners. Hawai’i Pacific Parks Association will also offset the purchase of supplies (up to $200) to be used by visitors during a demonstration.

Cultural programs and performances will occur between 1 and 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, starting June 14.

April 30 is the new deadline to apply. Forms are available at any Haleakala National Park visitor center or at

yourpark (click on the “2014 Call for Cultural Practitioners” link). Applicants will receive a response by May 9, according to an announcement.