Friday, May 25, 2012

'Aha Wahine - Call for Presenters

ʻAha Wahine

August 17-18, 2012
Leeward Community College
Puʻuloa, Oʻahu

 A gathering of wahine to inspire, inquire, invest, and invigorate each other with ʻike, aloha, and kuleana.

Call for Presenters:
Applications to present at the upcoming ʻAha Wahine is now open and will be accepted until May 31, 2012.  If you are interested in doing a presentation, please complete the online application (click here).

We are looking for presentations in the following areas:
1) Culture
2) Education
3) Health
4) Leadership
5) Economic and Financial sustainability

There are varying presentation styles and time frames available.

Registration will begin on June 1, 2012 and will close on August 1, 2012. We will limit the registration to the first 1000 wahine who register.  Please encourage your ʻohana, friends, and co-workers to join us.

Mahalo nui for your interest.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Ka Na'i Aupuni Open House - Oahu

"E ‘oni wale nō ‘oukou i ku‘u pono ‘a‘ole e pau."
"Endless is the good that I have given you to enjoy." 
Spoken by Kamehameha I, these words continue to hold true today and will for future generations. You now have the opportunity to a‘o aku, a‘o mai, or to learn and to share with your family members about this esteemed ali‘i's legacy by participating in our FREE A‘o Makua course, "Ka Na‘i Aupuni" or the conqueror of the nation. In celebration of Kamehameha Day, we invite you to preview the course content and enroll for FREE. Learn about Kamehameha as a child, student, warrior, and chief through mele and mo‘olelo while interacting online with others worldwide.
Register by June 15. Here's how:
New to A‘o Makua? Click here to register online.
If you have already taken a course from us and would like to register, please e-mail
"Ka Na‘i Aupuni" starts July 9 and ends July 27. As a participant, you will have access to the course materials for one year after the course ends. Call us at (808) 842-8877, or e-mail us at with any questions.

Mākeke Kapolei Feature of the Month - April26 - Oahu

Mākeke Kapolei, the weekly farmers’ and green market at Kapolei High, will benefit from a grant from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and Council of Native Hawaiian Advancement to build awareness of, and respect and appreciation for, sustainable Hawaiian cultural practices among residents and visitors attending Mākeke Kapolei. Thanks to the grant, a special feature at Mākeke Kapolei this week (April 26) will help shoppers get up close to various types of native Hawaiian limu (seaweed) and discuss traditional (and some not so traditional) uses. Uncle Henry Chang Wo and Wally Ito will teach how to identify native limu and invasive algae, as well as explain why we are losing our native limu resources and how we can all help. You’ll even get to sample a delicious limu salad!  This activity will be free of charge and repeated throughout the afternoon from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Please join us!

We would also like to thank the Queen Liliʻuokalani Children’s Center for a grant to educate native Hawaiian youth about their culture through Mākeke Kapolei. Last month we hosted several children from a nearby shelter for the homeless and they participated in hands-on activities and ate a healthy dinner made by Kapolei High’s culinary program supplemented by donations from MP Farms and Hawaiian Pineapple Company.

Planting Seeds: All Natural Parenting Workshop - May 26

Our next WOW (Without Walls) workshop will feature a new topic that is relevant to any family raising infants. On May 26, learn alongside other conscious (and busy!) parents who want the best for their babies. All natural parenting is easier than most people think. Christiane Bolosan-Yee, the workshop instructor and owner of SMART Ohana, will empower you with education and tools that will introduce all-natural concepts into your family lifestyle in a simple way. Learn to make your own wholesome baby food, baby wipes, and cloth diapers. An all-natural parenting approach can be great for growing families and the planet. Space is limited and registration is required – go to our website for more information. Hawaiian Electric Company is the title sponsor of our popular WOW workshops.