Support the Work, Become a Member

Our Vision & Mission

 Kaimi 08 Eo Emmalani

Ka `Imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei Institute

…means to search for the truth of the Hawaiian culture. Through hula, we help restore the culture to its original dignity. We teach how to understand, enjoy, and appreciate the medicine, science, art, language, crafts, philosophy and religion of the Hawaiian people.

“E Mau Ke Ea, E Mau Ke Ola” Let the spirit live; may life and health flourish”


Roselle Bailey

Hana Hou! Magazine

Homeward Bound Story by Shannon Wianecki

In 1975 a resolute kumu hula (hula teacher) named Roselle Bailey took on the restoration of Keahualaka, an ancient hula amphitheater on Kaua‘i that had fallen into disrepair.
Read the rest of the article here.

Keauhualaka – A Door to Hawaiian Spirituality

“KEAHUALAKA- A Door to Hawaiian Spirituality” KAUAI LANDMARK FILM PREMIERE HELD ON KAUAI With permission from Dawn Kawahara/TropicBird Press Members of the Board of Ka `Imi Na`auao o Hawaii Nei Institute proudly launched the Hawaiian culture organization’s important new film documentary, “Keahualaka, A Door to Hawaiian Spirituality”, on Kauai at two well attended events. Keahualaka, […]

Ka’imi’s program at Eo Emalani 2016

The day could hardly have been more favorable: blue sky, warm sun moderated by the occasional breeze, Kanaloahuluhulu meadow dressed in glorious green… You can get the visual imagery from Mike Teruya’s photographs, and your imagination/memory will supply sounds, scents, and general atmosphere. For those who were not there, or who did not get copies […]

Buy the Documentary DVD

Keahualaka, A Door to Hawaiian Spirituality is a recently released documentary by KaImi Naauao O Hawaii.  Keahualaka is an ancient place of significance tucked into the cliff near Makana Peak in the Ke`e heiau complex.  Buy your copy of the DVD for $20 plus shipping.  Learn More 



Hawaiians as Scientists,
“He Mele No Kane”

‘Hawaiian style’ lesson plans DVD including Teachers Study Guide
This innovative teaching tool promotes cultural learning through films and photo of traditional chant and hula combined with related lesson plans, geared to elementary through middle school classes.   $15 plus shipping.   Learn more…