HOʻĀLA NA KĀNAKA
Ho’āla na kānaka focuses on the development of cultural classes, mālama kupuna, mālama ‘ike, and connection to state & county resources.
About Ho’ala Na Kanaka
- Cultural classes available live & online for Native Hawaiian makua and their keiki.
- Goals to create interest, practice for preservation and succession plans for Kumu to Haumana.
- Connect mākua to state and county resources such as financial assistance, grants, medical assistance, housing, etc.
- Providing mentorship and building skill sets for Indigneous peoples.
PROJECTS IN HOʻĀLA NA KĀNAKA
COLLABORATION WITH CULTURAL CAPITAL FELLOW THROUGH FIRST PEOPLE’S FUND
Pūlauhala: Expanding Small Business Intelligence
Bringing indigenous communities together by strengthening small businesses for Native Hawaiians and minorities.
Pūlaulala is an accelerator program looking for interesting small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups that are interested in learning & expanding their company.
Learn more and stay up to date with workshops here.
A creative project surrounded by education and action, based off of Aloha ‘Aina, Sustainability, Culture, Art, Community and Fashion. ‘Aina Hou in collaboration with local designer, PoMahina Designs, will bring together Native Hawaiian designers in the community & interested participants to create an exciting fashion piece reminding us of the values of ‘Aina Hou. The final pieces will be showcased at MAMo Wearable Arts Show in October. View the project here.
Training educators, teachers, community members Native Hawaiian practice to enable integration into western models.
Elevating mana in the spaces where kupuna practiced, sharing and documenting mo’olelo, the voices of kupuna and haumana, while establishing maps that show where these wahi pana are.
Series of virtual classes available to Kanaka Maoli outside of Hawai’i in order to establish connection to the land of their ancestors and to assist in developing identity through their Indigenous identity.