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 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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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…

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Blessing for Kokee Forest Birds

Blessing for Kokee Forest Birds

On Friday, March 1, 2019, our Ka ’Imi Institute was in Kokee to work with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project. The puaiohi, ‘akeke’e and ‘akikiki are the forest birds being studied, with the hope of increasing their numbers.  Other groups represented were Kauai...

Keauhualaka – A Door to Hawaiian Spirituality

Keauhualaka – A Door to Hawaiian Spirituality

“KEAHUALAKA- A Door to Hawaiian Spirituality” KAUAI LANDMARK FILM PREMIERE HELD ON KAUAI With permission from Dawn Kawahara/TropicBird Press Members of the Board of Ka `Imi Na`auao o Hawaii Nei Institute proudly launched the Hawaiian culture organization’s important...

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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