2012 Native Hawaiian Men’s Health Conference
WHAT:The goal of ‘Aha Kāne 2012 is to address the issues of Native Hawaiian male leadership and community involvement by focusing on the cultural history and the roles of Native Hawaiian men in the past, present and future. ‘Aha Kāne 2012 offers a diverse venue of support services, educational programs, health presentations, and cultural workshops to increase our awareness and empower Native Hawaiian kāne to fulfill our roles and responsibilities amongst ourselves, as well as within our families and our respective communities.
Activities include: Ho‘okūkū Ha‘iōlelo Hawaiian Language Oration Competition, Health Screenings, Lomilomi, and various athletic competitions! Chants and Hula Kāhiko workshops, traditional warrior arts demonstrations.
The conference program will be available online at: www.ahakane.org
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:All Native Hawaiian Kāne. All keiki/‘ōpio must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times.
REGISTRATION:Fee: $140.00 ($70.00 for attendees 18 years or younger) Includes registration and meals from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon. An additional fee may apply to selected workshops due to material cost. Scholarships are now closed. Online registration will close on June 10th. Participants will be required to register on site starting June 15-17th at 8am.
LODGING:For those who are traveling to O‘ahu, lodging will be available in Windward Community College (W.C.C.) assigned facilities. You will need to provide your own overnight gear (ie: sleeping, bag, pillow, blanket, towel, etc.) and limit and safeguard your own valuables. Shower facilities are also available. Please note on the registration form if you will require lodging.
Thursday, June 14th: Departs @ 8pm Honolulu airport to W.C.C.
Friday, June 15th: Departs @ 8am Honolulu Airport to W.C.C.
Friday, June 15th: Departs @ 10am Honolulu Airport to W.C.C.
Friday, June 15th: Departs @ 7pm Honolulu Airport to W.C.C.
Sunday, June 20th: Departs @ 5pm W.C.C.to Honolulu Airport
There are also discounted car rentals available.
WHAT TO BRING:Overnight gear, malo and kihei. Traditional or aloha attire for ceremonies are encouraged.
WHAT ELSE:‘Aha Kāne 2012 will be a drug-free and alcohol-free event. Windward Community College would like to encourage a tobacco-free conference. All kāne are encouraged to go through the free health screening.