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Community Orgs & Events

Mai Poina: Hawai‘i Honors the Life of Queen Lili‘uokalani
Liliʻu maintained a personal directive of peaceful resistance, believing in God, and trusting that the political process would return the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom. To this day, Liliʻu remains an enduring symbol of hope for her people.

Massie/Kahahawai – Native Degeneracy Revisited
Kumu Kahua’s production of Massie/Kahahawai is not at all pleasant to sit through. It shouldn’t be. Its excesses of choreography, posture, delivery, didacticism, and stage business drive home, in often painful fashion, the need for a disconnect between the play and reality, between racism and humanity.

Legend of Kaululā‘au
We are no longer an audience in a theater. We are a family in our own parlor, in our own back yard, on tūtū wahine’s own moena lauhala. We have just shared a story of our own kūpuna, and it makes us proud, very proud, of who we are.

‘Aha Kūpuna 2010
Held in the 3rd week of June 2010, the ‘Aha Kūpuna was formulated to bridge the generation gap between kūpuna and ‘ōpio, create intergenerational learning opportunities, identify cultural sites in Wai‘anae, identify cultural issues, create cultural expression using mele, and develop interest in ahupua‘a research.

WCC Commits to Progress for Hawaiian Cultural Education
By partnering in events such as ʻAha Wāhine, ʻAha Kāne, Lā Kūkahekahe, and offering a new Associate Degree with a focus on Hawaiian Studies, Windward Community College (WCC) is striving to provide access to culture-based education for more of the students they serve.

Paepae o He‘eia
Formed in 2001, Paepae ‘o He‘eia works to coordinate educational activities at ka loko i‘a ‘o He‘eia through an agreement with ‘Āina ‘Ulu of Kamehameha Schools. Their mission is to implement values and concepts from the model of a traditional loko i‘a to provide physical, intellectual, and spiritual sustenance for the community.

Kamehameha Schools Revitalizes one of Waikīkī’s Landmarks
When we celebrate the name and the history of a place and the people who thrived there long before development vastly altered its face, we perform a subtle act of kū‘ē, of standing against a tide of change and loss.

Ka‘ili Chun – Nāu ka Wae
This exhibit, Kaʻili Chun’s "Nāu Ka Wae," gives back my words, hope, and hands. Kaʻili has made, in the old way, sacredness out of the ordinary. Sacredness out of rock, wood, water, salt.

Hui o nā Mākua Ho‘okahi o Kaua‘i
Marilyn Mohler, founder and executive director of Hui o Nā Mākua Ho‘okahi o Kaua‘i – Single Parents of Kaua‘i, has been described as a "one-woman, customized, social-service agency."

Hawaiian Railway Society
Every Sunday, the sound of the train horn can be heard through the plains of Kaupe‘a, Kapolei.

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Hawaiians are genealogically related to the ecosystems, the plants and animals, and the islands themselves.

Ka Hana No‘eau Hulu Manu
Although many other Polynesian cultures utilized feathers in their artifacts, Native Hawaiians were unrivaled in our expertise at feather artistry.

Finding Your Roots
Although genealogy websites are growing at a rapid pace, you may discover that not all the information you need is available on the web.

The Altar of an Expert
"No matter how much we know, we know very little." The true masters were our kūpuna, "fabulous and creative" individuals who made their discipline their life.