Puʻu Hawaiʻi Loa & The Creation of Man
Kumu Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett

Pu'u Hawai'iloa

Mele and Mo’o’ōlelo
Kumu Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett

The Hawaiʻi Department of Educationʻs Nā Hopena A‘o (HĀ) is a framework to develop the skills, behaviors and dispositions that are reminiscent of Hawaiʻi’s unique context, and to honor the qualities and values of the indigenous language and culture of Hawaiʻi.

Our Mālama and Lokahi 21st Century Programs offer hundreds of Hā based videos for students and their families

Online PAF Channels!

Hoʻoulu ʻĀina is a welcoming place of refuge where people of all cultures sustain and propagate the connections between the health of the land and the health of the people. Programming includes opportunities that engage individuals to make connections and build meaningful relationships to self, ʻāina and each other.


Huliāmahi Education Alliance, among Papahana Kuaola, Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi and Paepae o Heʻeia, is committed to working together to improve educational development and overall well being of youth and families while instilling a sense of appreciation for the place we call home – Hawaiʻi.


Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy (KVA) is a nonprofit, Hawaii based, 501(c)3 organization. The 29-foot double hull sailing canoe, Kānehūnāmoku, is a hands-on, dynamic, and living classroom for students of all ages where students become crew and learn all aspects of sailing the canoe, including maritime skills, non-instrumental navigation, elemental observations, teamwork and communication.


Aupuni Palapala  “ʻO koʻu aupuni, he aupuni palapala koʻu” – Kauikeaouli, 1825

Aupuni Palapala is a partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi and HIDOE that seeks to offer professional development opportunities to Hawaiʻi DOE employees in order to strengthen HĀ by grounding to Hawaiian ways of knowing. Sign up to receive weekly updates on available teacher resources, enrichment opportunities and upcoming events.  Visit

Kanaeokana – A Thriving Lāhui
Kanaeokana seeks to strengthen the lāhui and nurture the next generations of aloha ‘āina leaders by collaboratively developing and growing a Native Hawaiian education system built on a strong ʻōlelo Hawai‘i and ʻike Hawai‘i foundation. A Thriving Lāhui is a compiled list of resources and opportunities to help our community stay connected to the widely held goal of a thriving lāhui.

A Thriving Lāhui

A website featuring a bilingual, community-based approach to presenting living Hawaiian culture and its connections to a rich ancestral past. Explore more than 60 diverse topics—from ahupua‘a to ‘ai pono, loina to lāhui, mo‘olelo to mo‘okū‘auhau—explained by cultural practitioners and community experts from across the pae ‘āina who have deep association with place and subject matter. Engaging videos, text pieces, and other educational activities and resources await you—your journey begins here at Kumukahi.


Ka Waihona a Ke Aloha – Mele
Ka Waihona A Ke Aloha Ka Papahana Hoʻoheno Mele is an interactive resource center for the promotion, preservation and perpetuation of mele and mele practitioners. The mākia (motto) for Ka Waihona A Ke Aloha is “Ho‘oheno ka puana i lohe ‘ia,” “Cherished is the refrain that has been heard,” or “Cherished is the refrain so let it be heard.” Both translations provide the understanding that Ka Waihona A Ke Aloha was established to preserve and care for the many wonderful pearls of mele “that have been heard,” and to further perpetuate them “so that it be heard.” Therefore, to increase accessibility to this knowledge, the preservation, perpetuation, and the dissemination of our peoples’ puana is the primary focus.
Online Resource

Liliʻuokalani Trust
The Lili`uokalani Trust provides resources to ensure the wellbeing of orphan and destitute Native Hawaiian children and their ʻohana, in perpetuity.

Resources providing options for making the best of your time together at home; including a well-being framework providing simple ideas, activities and reminders for self care, ʻohana care and community care


Lei Ānuenue
A webinar series connecting people to culture. Enjoy some time to hang out with the lāhui…virtually. Tune in to Lei Ānuenue as it connects us across the pae ʻāina and beyond. It’s a time for all of us—kamaliʻi, ʻōpio, mākua, and kūpuna—to enjoy learning together.


Aloha Authentic
Aloha Authentic is a platform to share and celebrate Native Hawaiian culture and history. It showcases local artisans, cultural practitioners, kūpuna (elders) and community members whose work helps to tell our story through their own ways. All of our efforts are motivated by preserving and promoting the true concept of aloha. This means that whatever we do, from creating products and services to hosting community events; Aloha is central to how we conduct ourselves, how we relate to others, and how we represent Hawaiʻi.


Vibrant Hawaiʻi Island
Community movement to uplift Hawaiʻi Island families so they thrive by organizing a network of Hawaiʻi Island businesses, non-profits, government and everyday folks.


One Shared Future Is A Social Impact Business In Hawai‘i
Our professional development program helps organizations innovate, transform and lead. We developed customized, eight-day processes that span four months and utilize tools and techniques that cultivate teamwork and resilience across all ranks of service. Our leadership team of experts create breakthrough experiences that empower professionals to embrace innovation and collaboration within their own organizations and across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Participation in OSF series are often transformative chapters in people’s professional (and personal) growth and journeys.