Nā Kumuwaiwai Resources


Iwi Kuamo‘o

Through ‘Aha Kāne, a brief presentation of our Project Iwi Kuamo‘o: Capacity Building for Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i in the fundamental responsibility to care for the bones of the ancestors.

Haku Ho‘oponopono Malina Kaulukukui

Hoʻoponopono is a significant cultural practice which restores harmony and helps to foster healthy family relationships through trained Haku Hoʻoponopono (trained leader). Haku Malina Kaulukukui provides a brief summary of this Native Hawaiian practice.

A message from our Kupuna Council: ʻAha Kūkā Hoʻoponopono

Hoʻoponopono is a philosophy grounded in thought, action, and service. Do whatʻs right for your lāhui and get vaccinated! E ola mau ka lāhui Hawaiʻi – it begins and ends with you.

Hawaii Storytellers Event Mo‘olelo

You may have missed our Hawaii Storytellers event, but you dont want to miss this beautiful moʻolelo from ‘Aha Kāne Executive Director Keola Chan

Ka Piko O Waialua

Mahalo to KITV for this beautiful story about Kamehameha Schools & Aha Kane’s “A Healer in Every Home” series here in Waialua! Be watching our website & social media for more workshops!

Hale Mua Initiative

The Hale Mua Initiative addresses the issues of socio-cultural disconnectedness and increased health risks among Native Hawaiian kāne by establishing Hale Mua in three Native Hawaiian communities

Ola – Health is Everything

A timely and emotional debut documentary that celebrates Hawaii’s most cherished social values, Ola challenges us to rethink what it means to be healthy.

Mana ‘Ōlelo

Mana ‘Ōlelo is a federal grant-funded project that is bringing academic language into a cultural setting in three Native Hawaiian communities on O‘ahu, Maui, and Kaua‘i. This project aims is to bring the academic Hawaiian language into cultural practice

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.

ʻAha Kāne 2012 - 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?

‘Aha Kāne 2012 - Māhū

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.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 - Mo‘okū

Members of the Hale Mua will highlight their experiences coming from the lineage of Kū philosophies. Topics covered will include the many faces of Kū and the necessity for the lāhui to focus on the commitments of this akua kāne in order to obtain a healthy Hawaiian society.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 - 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.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 - ‘Oihana Kākau & Uhi

Kākau, or tattoo, is rooted in Polynesian tradition. Responsible for not only reviving practices; kākau has contributed to increased cultural identity and pride. Acknowledged tattooists share the art of tattoo, beliefs, and process of attaining a kākau.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 - 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. Ha‘i‘ōlelo was cultivated in the royal courts and used in public to recount our history and legends, and as a means to communicate with the multitudes concerning current events and/or issues important to the lāhui.


Come and witness the very best throughout our pae ‘āina as they showcase the skill, knowledge, and art of kākā‘ōlelo. We urge all students of our leo makuahine to attend this once in a life time demonstration of oratory battle like no other.

Mana I ka Leo

Kalena Silva, Tony Lenchanko, and Manu Boyd discuss their concerns and knowledge on this practice of resonating mana. The art of oli in recent years has taken center stage. These premier practitioners of the art share their skills in hopes of inspiring the next generation of chanters.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 - Mana Panel

Mana is both an abstract and concrete force that has direct and indirect influences. Inherited mana is transferred from the gods to mankind in continual processes that began at birth, ended with death and was also informed by the ancestral pedigree.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 Native Hawaiian Men’s Health Conference

Set is the foundation, the corner posts and center pillar erected, the ridgepole and roofing placed above the house of Kūkāne. ‘Aha Kāne 2012 addresses the issues of Native Hawaiian male leadership by focusing on the cultural history and role of Native Hawaiian men in the past, present, and future.

ʻAha Kāne 2012 - Hāloa & Ku‘i ‘Ai

Pounding poi and its connection to Hāloa, the first chief of our ancestors, will be discussed by leading kalo specialists. The workshop will also have a hands-on component, so prepare to learn theory and technique in this family reunion of sorts.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 Keynote - Kekuewa Kikiloi

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.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 Keynote - Ke‘eaumoku Kapu

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.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 Keynote - Tommy Kaulukukui

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.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 Keynote - Hiapokeikikāne Perreira

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. "Hiapo" is a 1992 graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and holds a BA degree in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

‘Aha Kāne 2012 Keynote - Eric Enos

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.

‘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.

‘Aha Kāne 2010 Native Hawaiian Men’s Health Conference

The goal of ‘Aha Kāne 2010 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.