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June 18, 2021

Weekly devotional: Fight the fear with prayer

Echoing the words of Philippians 4:6-7, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 shares that in times of anxiousness and uncertainty, we must fight the fear with a pleading prayer to ke Akua for he will provide peace. See story »

June 16, 2021

Teens question health experts on COVID-19 vaccine

In this University of Hawai‘i “Better Tomorrow” panel discussion, KS alumni Awapuhi Lee KSK’11 and Hoakalei Watanabe KSK’21 join others in sharing facts about the COVID-19 vaccine which is now recommended for teens. See story »

June 1, 2021

Gordon ʻUmi Kai: practitioner, artisan and kumu

In this Kūkahekahe Cultural Conversations story, KS Cultural Specialist and Kaʻiwakīloumoku carver Kumulaʻau Sing KSK’89 reflects on the ‘ike, or knowledge, passed down by his kumu Gordon ‘Umi Kai, a recognized ʻōlohe lua (master of traditional martial arts) and a respected cultural advisor. See story »

May 18, 2021

Nā ‘ano hana lei: Types of lei-making

It’s not too late to make or give a lei during this celebratory month! In this Cultural Conversations column, the KS Ho‘okahua Cultural Vibrancy hui shares their knowledge of lei-making that includes a video tutorial on making a hilo-style tī leaf lei! See story »

May 11, 2021

Pahu hula: A resounding legacy

In this Kūkahekahe Cultural Conversations story, KS Cultural Specialist and Kaʻiwakīloumoku carver Kumulaʻau Sing KSK’89 reflects on the contributions of master carver ʻEtua Turoa Tahauri, renowned for his pahu hula (dance drums). See story »

April 30, 2021

Weekly devotional: Life’s true necessity

In a world where many are enamored with the “new”, KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK’74 shares what we really need is the “old” – something that has been here before time and will be here throughout time, and that is ke Akua. See story »

April 29, 2021

The history of May Day and Lei Day in Hawai‘i

Ever wonder why we celebrate May Day as Lei Day in Hawai‘i? This Cultural Conversations column contributed by KS Cultural Specialist Nanea Armstrong-Wassel gives us a look back at the origins of the annual May 1 celebration. See story »

April 27, 2021

KS celebrates opening of Kalanihookaha Community Learning Center in Nānākuli

Named for the professional legacy of Dr. Agnes Kalanihookaha Cope, known fondly by many as “Auntie Aggie,” the center will serve as a place for gathering and learning for community residents and program partners alike. See story »

March 30, 2021

Good Friday: Though death came life and hope

KS Kapālama Kahu Sherman Thompson KSK'74 and KSK junior Logan Lau share their mana‘o on how ke Akua’s crucifixion was both an end and a blessed new beginning. See story »

March 30, 2021

Woman’s History Month: Matriarchal power and language recovery in Alaska

Alaskan Natives La quen náay Liz Medicine Crow and ‘Wáahlaal Gíidaak Barbara Blake share the story of the decades-long race to preserve Alaska’s native languages – a struggle that mirrors efforts that have occurred to preserve ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i across our pae ‘āina. See story »

March 24, 2021

Lent week 6: It is written!

KS Kapālama Christian Education Kumu Vince Acohido and KSK eighth grader Lauren Kawai share their mana‘o on the choices we make during Lent, from giving up chocolate and video games, to making positive changes within ourselves. See story »

March 12, 2021

Lent week 4: Never knew a love like this before

Kamehameha Schools Maui P.E. Kumu Chad Kalehuawehe compares the divine joy he felt at the birth of his son with the eternal joy can we feel when we have faith in Jesus Christ, while his son Noah Kalehuawehe KSM’24 reminds us that by having that faith and confessing our sins, we may live with the Lord in heaven for eternity. See story »

March 12, 2021

Know a college student? Point them toward KS’ Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program

Mana Up, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival, DTL Hawaiian strategies studio and W.M. Keck Observatory are just some of the organizations seeking college student interns this summer through KS’ Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program. See story »

March 10, 2021

‘Ka Huaka‘i’ publication on Hawaiian well-being now available online

Research findings in the KS publication point to both positive gains and persistent challenges for kānaka maoli, highlighting the importance of Hawaiian culture-based education. See story »

March 10, 2021

‘Ka Piko Podcast’ with City Council Chair Waters showcases ‘ōiwi leadership

“Ka Piko Podcast,” which was launched by Kamehameha Schools in 2019, highlights innovative approaches to education and community-building through a Native Hawaiian lens. See story »

March 5, 2021

Lent week 3:  Be humble before ke Akua and each other

KS Kapālama alumnus Kuao Peihopa KSK’21 (who graduated from KSK in December, 2020) is currently a defensive lineman for the University of Washington Huskies football team. In this week’s Lent devotional, he and KS Kapālama Hope Kahu Barrett Awai KSK’88 share their mana‘o on the importance of being humble before ke Akua and each other every day. See story »

March 2, 2021

KS carves partnership with Polynesian Cultural Center

The mo‘olelo of KS Cultural Specialist and Kaʻiwakīloumoku carver Kumulaʻau Sing KSK’89 and Maōri master carver Jared Pere who collaborated to create a poupou – or ancestral post – as a tribute to esteemed Māori elder Sir Hector Busby. See story »

February 26, 2021

Lent week 2:  Be steadfast during this time of uncertainty

KS Hawai‘i Keku‘iapoiwa Learning Center Kahu Puke Keikilani Meyer and Deputation Team Leader Cheyenne Sato KSH’23 share how prayer and God’s guidance can help us remain ‘onipaʻa or steadfast during even the most difficult of times. See story »

February 24, 2021

Indigenous Taiwan: Birthplace of Polynesian language and pacific navigation

The latest Pacific Conversations virtual talk show is now available on the Kaʻiwakīloumoku website. This month’s episode traces Hawai‘i’s ancient maritime and linguistic heritage to Taiwan. See story »

February 23, 2021

Local storytellers share the mo‘olelo of Kamapuaʻa, the shapeshifting demigod

Local filmmaker and producer Kaliko Maiʻi and artist Solomon Enos are collaborating with Kamehameha Schools Cultural Specialist Lāiana Kanoa-Wong, community advocate Ikaika Hussey and their families to produce a graphic novel about Kamapuaʻa, the shapeshifting demigod. See story »

February 22, 2021

KS partnership creates new kūpuna caregivers in rural East Maui

In response to the need for certified kūpuna caregivers, the KS Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi Community Strategies team and community partners created the first Certified Nursing Assistant Training and Certification Program in Hāna. See story »

February 19, 2021

Lent week 1:  Meditate in deep silence to truly sense God

Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i Theater Kumu Eric Stack and Keiki Kahu Ioane Boshard KSH’21 challenge us to spend 10 minutes a day for the next 40 days in deep silence – sans our Spotify meditation playlists – to shed the darkness of our discontent and begin anew at Easter. See story »

February 18, 2021

‘Ono loa:  A recipe for chicken lūʻau stew

‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i can live in your home with your ʻohana through delicious Hawaiian food! Here is a quick and easy recipe for chicken lūʻau stew. See story »

February 11, 2021

‘Ōiwi leaders: ‘This is your kuleana’

Honolulu City Council Chair Tommy Watters KSK’83 and Hawai‘i Kai Neighborhood Board member Tehani Maltere KSK’19 share the importance of civic engagement among Native Hawaiians. See story »

February 9, 2021

Keʻelikōlani:  He meʻe ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi – A Hawaiian language hero

In honor of Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language Month), we honor those individuals who have cared for, strengthened and promoted the Hawaiian language for future generations. Among them is Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani. She is indeed a Hawaiian language hero! See story »


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