Hawaiian Cultural Knowledge

Founded in the summer of 1990, the Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation (EKF) is a cultural-based organization established by the offspring of the late Luka and Edith Kanaka‘ole. Founded on the vibrant traditions and rich cultural heritage of the Kanaka‘ole family, it is the Foundation’s mission to heighten indigenous Hawaiian cultural awareness, knowledge and participation through its educational programs and scholarships. EKF focuses on maintaining and perpetuating the teachings, beliefs, practices, philosophies and traditions of Edith and Luka Kanaka‘ole. More about EKF »



2018 Papakū Makawalu Workshops

Papakū Makawalu presents an advanced Kumulipo.  The next Papakū Makawalu workshops will be February 17-18, 2018 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.  If you are interested in more information about the workshops, please read the 2018 Papakū Makawalu Announcement.  You may download the registration form here.  Please send your completed forms to Leinaʻala Thornton at leinaala@edithkanakaolefoundation.org or fax to (808) 961-4789.