‘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. This 3-day conference held at the Windward Community College campus in June 2012 included cultural workshops on lomilomi, ‘ai pono, la‘au lapa‘u, lua, hula, ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, and mahi‘ai. By actively engaging participants in these traditional practices, ‘Aha Kāne seeks to raise awareness and empower Native Hawaiian men to fulfill the roles and responsibilities amongst ourselves, our ‘ohana, and our lāhui. This video highlights some of the many conference workshops.