Our Vision & Mission
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”
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…
by Dawn Fraser Kawahara, Board President Our Ka `Imi Institute’s (KII’s) annual forest Bird Blessing was definitely blessed by not only the famed mist of Koke`e on the cool, damp morning of Fri., Mar. 4th, 2022, but by some steady ua. Showers descended upon the...
“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.
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org