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April 7, 2021

KS, Kaunamano Farm donate $10,000 to ‘Iolani Palace as part of ‘Eating with Impact’ fund-raiser

The gift will help support the operation of the historic landmark severely impacted by the downturn of tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

April 6, 2021

Lāʻau love: Let’s celebrate Native Hawaiian Plant Month!

This week’s Kūkahekahe – Cultural Conversations – column shows us ways that we can kōkua in the effort to make sure our lāʻau ʻōiwi (native plants) grow in our islands for many more generations! See story »

March 31, 2021

Easter: Mai makaʻu – No be scared!

KS Maui senior Bailey Ventura and KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong KSK'74 encourage us to go forth as “Easter people” who are not afraid – people who are confident in the hope that ke Akua brings to our lives and to the world. 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 27, 2021

Pacific Conversations:  Papa Mau Piailug and the pwo navigators of Micronesia

The latest episode of Ka‘iwakīloumoku’s virtual talk show “Pacific Conversations” focuses on the extraordinary life and legacy of Master Navigator Pius “Mau” Piailug. See story »

March 23, 2021

Windward Mall installs eco-friendly ‘rain garden’ to reduce water pollution

Kamehamaha Schools’ Windward Mall in He‘eia is one of the first malls in Hawai‘i to install a “rain garden” designed to reduce the pollution of nearby streams and the ocean. See story »

March 22, 2021

Prince Kūhiō: Ke Aliʻi Makaʻāinana – The Citizen Prince

Friday, March 26 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole. In the spirit of celebration, KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK’80 reflects on Kūhiō’s life and moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy) as part of the foundation which made his contributions to the lāhui so extraordinary. See story »

March 17, 2021

Women’s History Month: Kaʻiulani, beloved Princess

In honor of the National Women’s History Month, we celebrate Princess Kaʻiulani who fought with strength and compassion for her nation, as a young woman of distinction. 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 8, 2021

Women’s History Month: Nā me‘e wāhine o Hawai‘i – Women heroes of Hawai‘i

As an institution founded and endowed by a me‘e wahine, we proudly celebrate the achievements of women who have helped shaped Hawai‘i. 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 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 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 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 »

February 3, 2021

Kūpuna resource center opens at KS’ Windward Mall

Kamehameha Schools is supporting kūpuna well-being and community resiliency with a convenient new resource in Windward Oʻahu. See story »

February 1, 2021

Perpetuating the Hawaiian language:  KS staffer speaks ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on ‘Family Feud’

We usher in Hawaiian Language Month by saying hulō (hurray) to KS Enrichment Program Manager Ashley Makahilahila who proudly introduced her ‘ohana to the world in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on the game show “Family Feud.” See story »

January 27, 2021

Alaska native canoe legacy and ʻōiwi leadership

This month’s Pacific Conversations virtual talk show hosted by Snowbird Bento KSK'93 and Lāiana Kanoa-Wong features conversations with KS partners and ʻōiwi leaders. Learn about the gift from Alaska natives that started this amazing relationship! See story »

January 26, 2021

KS Buy One, Feed One Campaign donates $40,000 to Hawaiʻi Foodbank

Hawaiʻi Foodbank received a $40,000 donation from KS’ Buy One, Feed One campaign, a movement encouraging individuals to purchase a second meal for someone impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

January 20, 2021

ʻŌiwi leadership and aloha ʻāina: Responses to the overthrow of Lili‘uokalani

The mo‘olelo of Hui Aloha ʻĀina and Hui Kālaiʻāina, two Hawaiian nationalist organizations established by Native Hawaiian political leaders in the aftermath of the overthrow. See story »

January 12, 2021

KS launches Mahi‘ai Scale-up to support local farmers, food distributors

Kamehameha Schools launched Mahi‘ai Scale-up, an agricultural business plan competition that helps established local farms and food system organizations grow their businesses. See story »

December 22, 2020

Paraoa parai – Māori fried bread

A friend of Ho‘okahua – Auntie Gina Harding of Aurere, Aotearoa – shares her recipe for paraoa parai – Māori fried bread – a family favorite. Palaoa palai (Māori fried bread in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi) could be a great addition to your dinner table! See story »

December 8, 2020

Founder’s Day 2020: The story behind the mele ‘Pauahi ʻo Kalani’

The mele “Pauahi ʻo Kalani” is among the traditional songs we sing every Founder’s Day. Learn the story behind the mele written by Pauahi’s hānai sister Liliʻuokalani, plus two additional verses that have new meaning today. See story »

December 1, 2020

Pacific Piko— Umbilical connections: KS tribal heritage in Aotearoa, Ngāti Ruawāhia

KS cultural staffers share memories of a pilgrimage to Aotearoa for the ceremonial opening of the Sir Hek Busby Kupe Waka Centre in Aotearoa, a sister center to the Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at KS Kapālama. See story »

November 24, 2020

Kūkahekahe:  He pilina wehena ʻole – An inseverable relationship – KS and Ngāti Ruawāhia

KS educators and leaders share fond memories about journeys to Waitangi, Aotearoa (New Zealand) on the 35-year anniversary of Hōkūleʻa’s first landing in the “land of the long white cloud.” See story »


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