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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 »


October 25, 2021

Ka wahine o ka lua – Pele creates new eruptions at Kīlauea

In this Kūkahekahe, we share a bit about the akuawahine (goddess) Pele. See story »


October 19, 2021

Kūkahekahe: A Legacy for Princess Kaʻiulani

In the young women of Hawaiʻi, Charles Reed Bishop saw the same aloha and spirit he saw in his own favorite niece Kaʻiulani and his beloved wife Pauahi. 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 »


August 24, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Duke Kahanamoku – Olympian and ‘Ambassador of Aloha’

This week’s Kūkahekahe column celebrates the birth and life of renown Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku! See story »


August 17, 2021

Kūkahekahe: An easy recipe for ‘ono vaifala

If you are looking for an easy and delicious drink for summer, look no further. In this Kūkahekahe we share a recipe for an ʻono drink made by our ʻohana in Samoa: vaifala! See story »


August 3, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Sail to the Kūpuna Islands, Papahānaumokuākea

In this Kūkahekahe article, Lucy Kanoelehua Lee KSK’19 reflects on “the perfect sail” – the Polynesian Voyaging Society training journey to sacred Papahānaumokuākea in June 2021. See story »


July 27, 2021

Pauahi’s treasured memories of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Restoration Day

To celebrate and honor Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Restoration Day, we rejoice in the words and remembrances of our beloved Ke Ali‘i Pauahi of that momentous day, and share mea makamae (treasures) from archival sources. See story »


July 20, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Carving a cultural connection

Cultural Specialist Kumulāʻau Sing KSK’89 reflects on carving a special kānoa, ʻawa bowl, that was gifted to our Māori partners and extended family at the start of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. See story »


July 13, 2021

Kūkahekahe: Join the ‘Plastic-Free July’ movement

In this Kūkahekahe column, we encourage you to join “Plastic Free July,” a global movement to reduce the use of plastics and encourage sustainability at home and in the workplace. See story »


July 6, 2021

A cool summer: Poi smoothie bowl recipe

Here’s a refreshing recipe for those hot summer days, using frozen fruit, poi and the toppings of your choice! See story »


June 28, 2021

He wahi hoʻomanaʻo: Merrie Monarch memories

In this Kūkahekahe, Cultural Planning and Assessment Manager Miala Leong KSK’02 shares treasured memories of her hālau and participation in the annual Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition. See story »


June 22, 2021

Ka mana o ka lā: Sun power

In this Kūkahekahe article, KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd KSK ‘80 celebrates lā, the sun, and the upcoming summer. See story »


June 7, 2021

World Oceans Day 2021: Find learning resources on KS Digital Holomoana website

The KS Digital Holomoana website offers teachers and learners exciting resources on ocean voyaging and Moananuiākea, made possible by a collaboration between Kamehameha Schools and the Polynesian Voyaging Society. 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 25, 2021

Educational series Lāhui Rising returns featuring canoe carver Alika Bumatay

The KS educational series “Lāhui Rising” returns in digital form with a video featuring renown canoe carver Alika Bumatay. 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 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 »


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