Our Vision & Mission
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”
‘Hawaiian style’ lesson plans DVD soon to be released; Ka `Imi Institute continues global cultural exchange
Members of Ka `Imi Na`auao o Hawai`i Nei Institute are pleased to announce the upcoming release of a teaching video and series of lesson plans, “He Mele no Kane; Hawaiians as Scientists.” This innovative teaching tool promotes cultural learning through films and photographs of traditional chant and hula combined with related lesson plans geared […]
Dancers of Ka ’Imi Switzerland, Germany and Austria performed at the permanent U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on July 7th 2015, on occasion of the celebration of Independence Day 2015. The theme of this afternoon was Hawaii and the “Aloha Spirit”. Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto (grown up in Hawaii) invited the Band […]
Our O‘ahu hālau observed its 25th anniversary on July 13, 2014. Featured were favorite kahiko and ‘auwana hula by keiki and makua classes. Most of these hulas come from Ka ‘Imiʻs shared repertoire. Others, such as the keikiʻs “Toad Song” and “Ūlili E”, and the mākuaʻs “Kaleohano” and “Alekoki”, were created by Hi‘ipoi. One of […]