Projects

Current Projects

The Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation operates a number of programs for Native Hawaiian cultural preservation and education.

ʻImakakāloa

ʻImakakāloa

Located in Kaʻalaiki, Kaʻū, ʻImakakāloa Heiau is one of the few documented hula heiau in the pae ʻāina of Hawaiʻi.  Little is known of the practices and protocol used at heiau hula. The Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation is conducting research in this area in c...
Hoʻokui Ka Mana

Hoʻokui Ka Mana

Hoʻokui Ka Mana: The Native Voice is a venture of cultural disclosures of relationships with our natural world and how to live in it according to native Hawaiian practices and the footprints left by our ancestors. Hoʻokui Ka Mana is responding to t...
Ka ʻAha Hula ʻO Hālauaola

Ka ʻAha Hula ʻO Hālauaola

Founded by kumu hula Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele, Leināʻala Kalama-Heine, and Hōkūlani Holt, Hālauaola was born of a common desire to provide a nexus for masters, practitioners, and enthusiasts of hula knowledge and Hawaiian culture to share their thoug...
Ka Mauli Hou

Ka Mauli Hou

Ka Mauli Hou is based on the fundamental belief that "my life is dependent on yours; your life is dependent on mine" – the psyche and life ways of native Hawaiians. This belief permeates not only familial relationships but also relationships between t...
Kula Kamaliʻi o Hiʻikeakaikamālama Preschool

Kula Kamaliʻi o Hiʻikeakaikamālama Preschool

Kula Kamaliʻi o Hiʻikeakaikamālama Preschool is a comprehensive Hawaiian cultural-based, educational preschool program that believes in the holistic approach to education: "In a learning community that is steadfastly rooted in the culture, everyone ha...
Kūmokuhāliʻi

Kūmokuhāliʻi

Kūmokuhāliʻi is a simple yet comprehensive cultural management plan for understanding the complex forest utilizing the method of Papakū Makawalu . The primary function of Kūmokuhāliʻi is maintaining the cycle of water between the earth, the sky, and th...
Noho Papa

Noho Papa

Noho Papa is a place-based, educational program established by the Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation. We believe in a holistic approach to education: "In a learning community that is steadfastly rooted in its culture, everyone has something to learn and something ...
Papakū Makawalu

Papakū Makawalu

Haae wale ka hanauna lolo, o Papahulihonua, o Papahulilani, o Papanuihanaumoku (Kumulipo – Wā ʻUmikūmākolu)   Join the conversation at our Papaku Makawalu blog: http://edithkanakaolefoundation.org/current-projects/papaku-makawalu/blog/ &...

Past Projects

Curriculum Grants Funded by the USDOE during 1998-2004 through the Native Hawaiian Education Act. Pāhana Ho‘olupalupa Native Hawaiian Waste Management Curriculum Development Project focused on traditional Hawaiian philosophy and practice in ca...