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”
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 […]
19th Century Hawaiian Language Manuscript
Printed copies of the two hand written booklets which comprise the “19th Century Hawaiian Language Manuscript” are available through the University of Hawai`i Library system. For information about how to access copies on O`ahu, Maui College and UH Hilo, go to the University of Hawai`i at Manoa Library website. Contact a Hawaiian collections librarian listed on the site for access to the title “19th Century Hawaiian Language Manuscript”.
Keahualaka, A Door to Hawaiian Spirituality
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…