2012 ‘Aha Kāne Videos


‘Aha Kāne 2012
Register now for ‘Aha Kāne 2012, Native Hawaiian MenÊ»s Health Conference, Windward Community College • June 15-17, 2012

‘Aha Kāne 2012 Primer
Registration is now open for the upcoming Ê»Aha Kāne Native Hawaiian Men’s Health Conference from June 15-17, 2012 at Windward Community College.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 Introduction
"Pa‘a ke kahua,kū‘ia nāpou kihi,nāpou hana, kau ‘ia ke kaupoko o ka hale o Kūkāne."

Keynote Speakers

‘Aha Kāne 2012- Ke‘eaumoku Kapu’s keynote
Ke‘eaumoku Kapu’s keynote calls out to young Hawaiian men to get involved in their communities and make changes form with in regardless of their age.

Tommy Kaulukukui Keynote
Just because a person is a male doesn't necessarily make them a man. The Honorable Thomas Ka‘auwai Kaulukukui, Jr. provides a insightful contrast of what it means to be a male and what it takes to be a man.

Hiapokeikikāne Perreira Keynote
Hiapokeikikāne Kichie Perreira was raised in Waiau, O‘ahu and nurtured over the past 37 years by ‘ohana,immediate and extended from, Hilo to Kekaha.

Eric Enos Keynote
Eric Enos is the co-founder and Executive Director of Ka‘ala Farm, Inc., a Wai‘anae based community organization that has operated the Cultural Learning Center at Ka‘ala for nearly three decades.

Kekuewa Kikiloi Keynote
Hawaiians believe in a life forces that existed in all forms of life. This life form is called Mana, it is acquired from out ancestors and gained through out ones life.Kekuewa Kikiloi presents on Mana in Hawai‘i.


Activities & Presentations

Lua as a Way of Life
While lua has gained international attention because of the effectiveness of fierce ali‘i koa such as Kamehameha Pai‘ea, what does it mean to be a Hawaiian warrior?

Mana Panel
Mana is both an abstract and concrete force that has direct and indirect influences.

Mana I ka Leo
Kalena Silva, Tony Lenchanko, and Manu Boyd discuss their concerns and knowledge on this practice of resonating mana.

Aia ke ola i ka waha; aia ka make i ka waha. Kū ki‘eki‘e ka pali ‘ō ahi o Makana. ‘Auhea la ‘oe e Kāmaile?

Ha‘i ‘Ōlelo
The art of oration is rooted in our ancient traditions and was a skill perpetuated by the ali‘i and kahuna classes.

‘Oihana Kākau and Uhi
Kākau, or tattoo, is rooted in Polynesian tradition. Responsible for not only reviving practices; kākau has contributed to increased cultural identity and pride.

Hāloa & Ku‘i ‘Ai
Pounding poi and its connection to Hāloa, the first chief of our ancestors, will be discussed by leading kalo specialists.

Kālai La‘au
Woodcarving was a fundamental skill of all of our Hawaiian kupuna kāne and practiced in diverse traditions that included canoe building, house construction, carving images, shaping weapons, and developing other utensils.

Walking the line between Kū and Hina. Historically, māhū or transgender males, assumed key roles in ancient Hawaiian society, often esteemed for their skills in oration, healing, and various other traditions.

Hawaiian Leadership in Politics Panel Part I
Ho‘okahi e pō‘ino,pau pu i ka pō‘ino. One meets misfortune, all meet misfortune. (Said of those who are important to the community—...”).

Hawaiian Leadership in Politics Panel Part II
Ho‘okahi e pō‘ino,pau pu i ka pō‘ino. One meets misfortune,all meet misfortune. (Said of those who are important to the community—...”).

Members of the Hale Mua will highlight their experiences coming from the lineage of Kū philosophies.

‘Ai Kūpele – ‘Ohana Hoe
When sickness was detected within the body certain foods were eliminated or prepared in a certain fashion to assist in the healing process.

Dressing Pig, Chicken and Fish for the imu
Our kupuna used every part of an animal they slaughtered. Take part in this demonstration as the Hoe family shares their knowledge of cleaning pig, chicken and fish for edible consumption.