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Category: Ho‘okahua


July 26, 2022

Kūkahekahe – Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea 2022

July 31 marks the first national holiday of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (sovereignty restoration day). Hear about this important holiday from community organizer Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong KSK’90. See story »

July 19, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Mango Salsa

In this Kūkahekahe, we share an ʻono summer recipe perfect for the end of mango season; an easy and cool mango salsa! See story »

June 6, 2022

Join the June 8 Ho‘okele Honua Pacific Unity Virtual Summit

Join members of ʻAha Moananuiākea and its partners in Hawaiʻi and around the world for the second annual summit. The theme of the virtual event is “World Oceans Day: The Sea Roads that Connect Us.” See story »

June 6, 2022

Pe‘a is pāʻū queen of King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade

In this Kūkahekahe, we converse with KS Cultural Specialist Kēhau Peʻa, who is honored to be riding in this year’s parade as the pāʻū queen. This year’s parade theme is “E ola ka inoa ʻo Kamehameha,” Long live the name of Kamehameha. See story »

May 17, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Illuminating our ancestral connections: Kealaikahiki and Marae Taputapuātea

In this Kūkahekahe, we learn about the ancestral connections illuminated during the recent Kealaikahiki Voyage of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia. See story »

May 9, 2022

KS’ new Holomoana website offers wayfinding lessons for kumu and haumāna

The site will link people to Polynesian wayfinding through the Kealaikahiki Voyage to Tahiti and back, and the Moananuiākea Voyage that starts next year. See story »

April 12, 2022

Kūkahekahe: KS to give gift of ‘awa to Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia crews

KS celebrates the Kealaikahiki Voyage of voyaging canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia to French Polynesia by sharing a special gift of homegrown ʻawa. See story »

April 5, 2022

Kūkahekahe:  Native Hawaiian Plant Month

In this Kūkahekahe column, we celebrate our lāʻau kamaʻāina, our Native Hawaiian Plants! Let’s use this month to show aloha to the plants that have helped to shape our islands into Hawaiʻi! See story »

February 22, 2022

Kūkahekahe: He Aupuni Palapala

He Aupuni Palapala: Preserving and Digitizing the Hawaiian Language Newspapers is a collaboration between Bishop Museum and Awaiaulu, supported by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and Kamehameha Schools. See story »

February 4, 2022

Weekly devotional: E mahi a e mālama Ia wahi – Tend and care for this place

KS Cultural Specialist Hauʻoli Akaka likens the words of the book of Genesis to the ʻōlelo noʻeau, “I ʻāina ka ʻāina i ke aliʻi, a i waiwai ka ʻāina i ke kanaka,” which suggests that in the hierarchy of mankind, God expects us all to do our part to mālama His creation so that life may go well for us. See story »

February 1, 2022

Kūkahekahe: Five goals to set during Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

February is Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi – Hawaiian Language Month. Learn about ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and set some simple goals for yourself to celebrate Hawai‘i’s native language. See story »

January 25, 2022

Kūkahekahe: The Charles R. Bishop Home for Hansen’s Disease patients

In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Reed Bishop by sharing the story about a little-known act of aloha for a dear friend and member of the Kamehameha ʻohana. See story »

January 11, 2022

Ola i ka wai – Protecting Hawaiʻi’s freshwater resources

As the Hawaiian community continues to protect our ‘āina and its valuable resources, one thing remains clear: wai is sacred, precious, and necessary for life to flourish. See story »

December 14, 2021

Kūkahekahe: A kumu’s message of aloha and mahalo

ʻIke Hawaiʻi Cultural Development Director Keʻala Kwan reflects on his lifelong journey as a kumu. See story »

November 30, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Instant Pot Kūlolo

If you don’t have access to an imu, this recipe is a great alternative that uses a pressure cooker! See story »

November 22, 2021

Celebrating Lā Kūʻokoʻa, Independence Day

In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate Lā Kūʻokoʻa, the Independence Day of the Hawaiian Kingdom. See story »

November 16, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Lonoikamakahiki!

In this Kūkahekahe article, we celebrate the Makahiki and the upcoming season of thanksgiving and peace. See story »

November 9, 2021

‘Welina Oʻahu’ – A celebration of favorite island lei

KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 shares reflections of the cherished mele hula “Welina Oʻahu” as well as snippets of an interview with one of the mele’s composers and his own kumu, Robert Uluwehi Cazimero. See story »

November 2, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Pauahi’s Will and the Boys School

In this Kūkahekahe, we celebrate the 138-year anniversary of Pauahi signing her will which established Kamehameha Schools, and the 134-year anniversary of the opening of the first campus. See story »

October 5, 2021

‘Lei ʻIlima’ – A KS Musical Tradition

In this Kūkahekahe, Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK ’80 reflects on a beautiful mele with connections to Kamehameha Schools. See story »

September 28, 2021

‘Aha Moananuiākea partnership with Micronesia featured on Kaʻiwakīloumoku website

The new section educates our Kamehameha Schools ‘ohana and the broader Hawaiian community about the people, history, and culture of Micronesia. See story »

September 21, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Kaʻiwakīloumoku’s Anniversary – Lā Piha Makahiki He 9!

Get a glimpse of the opening ceremony of the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center, which “hooks” together communities and networks throughout Hawaiʻi, the greater Pacific and beyond. See story »

September 14, 2021

E heʻenalu kākou – Let’s go surf!

In this Kūkahekahe, cultural consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 shares a bit of surfing history through mele. Once considered the exclusive privilege and pastime of aliʻi, expert athletes today compete in surfing on the world stage. See story »

September 7, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Ulana ʻie – The art of weaving

Cultural Specialist Kumulāʻau Sing KSK’89 shares information about ulana ʻie – the art of weaving – as well as the cultural significance of feathered war gods. See story »

August 31, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Queen Liliʻuokalani

This week’s Kūkahekahe column celebrates the life and legacy of Liliʻuokalani, sister of King Kalākaua and the hānai sister of KS founder Ke Aliʻi Bernice Pauahi Bishop. See story »


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