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Category: Oiwi Leaders


November 24, 2021

KS to invest $10 million in Hawai‘i’s food systems

The Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative is the first investment made to strengthen food self-sufficiency in Hawaiʻi. 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 18, 2021

Usher in Thanksgiving with worship

Begin your Thanksgiving week with mele, ho‘omana and pule with livestreamed worship services from our campuses. See story »

November 8, 2021

Community programs promote ʻāina-based education on Maui and Lānaʻi

A pilot program on Maui that engaged a dozen high school students in ʻāina-based learning earlier this year is now preparing to welcome an adult cohort next spring. See story »

November 4, 2021

KS-sponsored town hall highlights lessons learned by haumāna, kumu during COVID-19

Hosted by Hawaiʻi News Now anchor Māhealani Richardson KSK’91, the 30-minute broadcast entitled “Evolving Education: Learning through COVID,” recalls the experiences and lessons learned over the past year by haumāna and kumu from schools around the pae ‘āina. 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 »

November 1, 2021

Earn your MA in Indigenous Education with a Native Hawaiian track from ASU

The new Native Hawaiian track is the result of a collaboration between Arizona State University and KS. Learners can earn their degree in 18 to 24 months. See story »

October 18, 2021

KS presents the Virtual Prince Lot Hula Festival

The historic Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nu‘uanu serves as a backdrop for the two-hour festival which premieres on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 9 pm on KHON2. See story »

October 4, 2021

KS website celebrates and cultivates Hawaiian leadership

Journey with ʻōiwi leaders as they share their stories and mana‘o on what drives them to create a better Hawai‘i and a better world. See story »

September 29, 2021

KS students honored as National Group Youth Advocates of the Year

KSK seniors Joshua Ching and Logan Lau, KSM junior Aubrey Ahana and KSH freshman Julie Nacionales serve on the Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Youth Council which received national recognition for its work with local leaders to protect kids and vulnerable communities from the harmful effects of tobacco. See story »

September 20, 2021

I Mua summer issue available online

This new summer issue highlights the great work being done in the community by members of our KS ‘ohaha, and shares stories of ʻōiwi leadership showcased by KS alumni. See story »

September 8, 2021

Nominations being accepted for the Empowering ‘Ōiwi Leadership Award

Nominations are being accepted through Sept. 17 for the Empowering ʻŌiwi Leadership Award (E OLA), sponsored by KS and CNHA. See story »

August 10, 2021

Lāhui Rising: ʻAumiki’ inspires a new generation of Hawaiian language content creators

The KS educational series “Lāhui Rising” returns in digital form to celebrate the collective hana of people who love and uplift the Hawaiian community. Our See story »

August 10, 2021

Free virtual concert celebrates the legacy of Kamehameha III

After a year hiatus, the Kauikeaouli Festival is back, this time with a virtual twist. Gather with ‘ohana and friends in the comfort of your home, Saturday, Aug. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. for a virtual ‘aha mele (concert) featuring the sights and sounds of Moku o Keawe. 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 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 »

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 »

September 14, 2020

Oka’s lāhui-minded mission raises $10k to support food security

KS Investment Analyst Nikki Oka KSK’13 turned to the social media platform Instagram to aid in her lāhui-minded mission of supporting Hawaiʻi’s food security needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. See story »

June 5, 2020

Kamuela Yong earns UH teaching excellence award

Dr. Kamuela Yong KSK’03 has received The University of Hawai‘i Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching by the education system’s Board of Regents as a tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. See story »

November 18, 2019

Lāhui Rising: alumni share perspectives on ‘Ōiwi Agency

As part of a powerful, engaging forum, Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwo‘ole Osorio and Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer shared their views on ‘Ōiwi Agency – Pathways Toward Leadership – to kick off the 2019-20 Lāhui Rising series on October 18 at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama’s Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center. See story »



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