Our Vision & Mission


 Kaimi 08 Eo Emmalani

Ka `Imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei Institute

…means to search for the truth of the Hawaiian culture. Through hula, we help restore the culture to its original dignity. We teach how to understand, enjoy, and appreciate the medicine, science, art, language, crafts, philosophy and religion of the Hawaiian people.

“E Mau Ke Ea, E Mau Ke Ola” Let the spirit live; may life and health flourish”


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Educational Documentaries


Keahualaka, A Door to Hawaiian Spirituality

Keahualaka is an ancient place of significance tucked into the cliff near Makana Peak in the Ke`e heiau complex.  Buy your copy of the DVD for $20 plus shipping.  Learn More 

Hawaiians as Scientists,
“He Mele No Kane”

‘Hawaiian style’ lesson plans DVD including Teachers Study Guide
This innovative teaching tool promotes cultural learning through films and photo of traditional chant and hula combined with related lesson plans, geared to elementary through middle school classes.   $15 plus shipping.   Learn more…

Current News

Ka’Imi Annual Meeting
April 20, 2024 at 9:00am Hawaii Time
Contact Lei Sickels for login information

Ka'Imi Annual Meeting 2024

2021 tribute to Queen Emalani filmed at Lawai Kai in Allerton Gardens on Kauai. Thanks to all who participated and to our videographer and producer, Serge Marcil.

“Recalling Hawaii” Now Available for Free Viewing Online:

After performances in Germany and Switzerland, the program went on to be performed to full houses on Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, Oahu, and California. Now, eleven years later, our Ka`imi Board has agreed to release the professional video of our Maui performance and a link to the printed program. The educational value of “Recalling Hawai`i” has been praised by many who were able to be at the live performances. We are pleased to be able to now share it with the world.

Click here to view the videos

19th Century Hawaiian Language Manuscript

Printed copies of the two hand written booklets which comprise the “19th Century Hawaiian Language Manuscript”    are available through the University of Hawai`i Library system.  For information about how to access copies on O`ahu, Maui College and UH Hilo, go to the University of Hawai`i at Manoa Library website.  Contact a Hawaiian collections librarian listed on the site for access to the title “19th Century Hawaiian Language Manuscript”.

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A marvelous birthday weekend of hula, Institute sisters, laughter, great food, ohiʻa lehua, mokihana, and scenery. Mahalo Kauaʻi ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Treasurerʻs uʻi lei (Pat Moanikealaʻs creations). Those are very nani, unique combinations. Can anyone identify their ingredients? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Keahi Sally Jo Manea & our other sisters sang/played her song, Nā Manu ʻEha recently on Kauaʻi🪽🪹bringing awareness of our Hawaiian endemic birdsʻ beauty (and endangerment). ... See MoreSee Less
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Some recent Maui memories (Kihei Charter school fund raiser, April 6/24, & Wailuku Coffee Attic, April 12/24) ... See MoreSee Less
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Al Nip got this gig again for everyone in our ʻohana (and beyond) to enjoy ... See MoreSee Less
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Pu’uhinahina is a historical, recreational cabin built circa 1931 in Koke’e State Park.  This cozy, rustic cabin is managed and maintained by Ka`Imi Na’auao O Hawai`i Nei Institute since the early 1980’s. For information regarding accommodations, please contact kaimiinstitute@gmail.com