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

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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

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.

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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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Time to share this. Such a beautiful place to honor Queen Emma.Video produced by Serge Marcil in 2020. Thanks to all who participated.youtu.be/pmeCCLzCObs ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Final update. Having exceeded our original goal and reopening to donors twice, we will officially end this GoFundMe campaign. Mahalo nui to all the generous donors and to Sharon and her team on Maui who are reaching out to help those in need. May all who have experience great loss find comfort from the many supporters and international family who are sending their love and healing energy along with their donations. Imua Maui. Maui Strong. ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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Once again mahalo nui loa for all the support. Our fund raising campaign ( Go Fund Me- Kokua Maui `Ohana) will end tomorrow morning. So, please spread the word to anyone who may want to make that last minute donation. Together, we are making a difference. ... See MoreSee Less
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Pu’uhinhina

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