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


In Hawai`i, winter solstice occurs in 2020 just after midnight on Dec. 21: 12:02 a.m. Since the longest daylight of the year occurred, measured during the summer solstice in June, daylight has been shortening–sunset by sunset–until winter solstice arrives now, giving the shortest period of daylight of the year.

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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BE AS OBSERVANT AS THE ANCIENT HAWAIIAN SKYWATCHERS: With the arrival of the winter solstice, we're challenging our members/friends to be aware of Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, as The Shortest Daylight Day.of the Year in the northern hemisphere (Longest Daylight Day in the southern hemisphere). Also, watch for a rare sky event: the "Great Conjunction" (or "Christmas Star") of Jupiter and Saturn "shining together" in the night sky. For more on Ka `Imi Institute's study of Hawaiians as scientists through "Project Lokahi," check out the current website posting keyed to this subject. You might also like www.space.com/great-conjunction-jupiter-saturn-christmas-star-2020-nasa-tips ... See MoreSee Less
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Ka`imi members from California express their appreciation for this year's virtual Emalani Festival see more on www.Kaimi.org :"A joy to watch. Beautifully presented. Brought back memories of how special it was to be there in 2018. So fun to watch Roselle and Sharon talk about horseback riding.” – Cynthia Meigs (horsewoman)“What an honor to witness the reenactment of Queen Emma's journey in Kaua`i to discover healing, love, and beauty. The virtual program captures the beautiful Aloha of Hawaii conveyed in mele, oli, and Hula. The production is therapeutic during these challenging times. I had sweet dreams after watching the show! I think everyone who loves Hawaii would find the show inspiring while learning about the history of Queen Emma. I am a new student of Kumu Lynn in California, so this is my first time watching the E o Emalani Festival. Thank you for creating and sharing––so enchanting!” – Deanna Lutzeier ... See MoreSee Less
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