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 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.
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Ka’imi’s program at E’o 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 […]

‘Hawaiians as Scientists’ DVD Fall Educators’ Special

A working kalo (taro) and more eco-farm is dependent on a steady, fresh water supply channeled and routed from source streams in the traditional cultural way.   Photo by Dawn F. Kawahara Kapa`a, Hawai`i–School is in full swing now, the autumn equinox arrived Sept. 22, and the rainy season will soon be upon us, relieving areas […]


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.  Learn more…