Ke Kukui Foundation


Aloha!
 Building community and sharing have always resided in the Hawaiian/Polynesian culture. Ke Kukui Foundation continues this tradition through community events, education, music and the art of hula in Pacific Northwest communities throughout Washington and Oregon for future generations.

3 Days of Aloha in the Pacific Northwest

July 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2014
Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington

This annual event is our largest community program.  With na kumu (teachers) flown in from the islands, they share their knowledge of hula, history and cultural craft with (haumana) students who come from as far away as Maryland and Canada at the Hula & Craft Workshop.  Friday night heats up with the Hapa Haole Hula Competition featuring both local and national competitors. Saturday is the 5K Aloha Fun Run/Walk and all day festival where thousands gather to watch the haumana showcase what they learned, see the winners of the competition perform, and partake in the arts & craft, business and food vendors.   HAWAIIANFESTIVALPNW

To become a valued partner of this event or to advertise in the program CLICK HERE. 

 

 

 

Ke Kukui Arts & Cultural Center Programs & Activities

301 E McLoughlin Blvd Suite D, Vancouver, WA 98663

 

E leʻaleʻa me ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi!  Fun with Hawaiian Language for Kids!

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A class for keiki ages 3 and up.  They will learn to speak Hawaiian through songs and games.  Cost is $10.  Please RSVP by emailing:  [email protected]

Kanikapila - Open Music Jam Session - Fall TBA

Instruments_100_1.jpgStarting up again in the fall, Ke Kukui Foundation hosts an informal jam session featuring Polynesian music.  Bring your guitar, ukulele, kettle bass drum or your musical instrument of choice and join in.  Can’t play?  That’s okay, listen in or sing along just come out and enjoy this free event. 

 

LATEST NEWS

January 26, 2014

mayor_leavitt_125.jpgVancouver, Washington's Mayor Tim Leavitt donated $500 to Ke Kukui Foundation. Mahalo Mayor Leavitt!

 

 

 

 

October 17, 2013

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 October 1, 2013

We've been nominated by Toyota to aid our outreach to spread Aloha culture in the Pacific Northwest! Ke Kukui Foundation is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public which began Oct. 1, 2013  on 100carsforgood.com

The new Toyota would provide safe and efficient transportation for: 1. People and equipment 2. Meal delivery program for senior citizens and disabled members/friends 3. Recycling, gardening and composting program 4. Community outreach programs.  Mahalo for your consideration! Vote for us on October 11!


'Ohana in the Service

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Son of Deva Leinani Yamashiro, Cpl. David Keawenuiaumi Tsutomu Holt, Squad Leader, Det. 4th Force Recon, has achieved his ambition to be the first person in his family to join the armed forces.



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Mark Hogan is a keiki parent and spouse of hula sister Amanda and will be deployed this summer. 

 

 


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Hula brother Pete Kepulekaneokealoha Fritsch returned safely from a year of service in Afghanistan.  Mahalo nui loa for your service!

 


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 is the nephew of hula Aunty Lollie DeBest and was injured in Afghanistan. We send our Aloha and mahalo to him and wish him a healthy recovery. 

The Halau Kaleinani o ke Kukui is the center of cultural knowledge and the most active fundraising entity for the Foundation.

Keep up to date on all things Hawai'i in the Pacific Northwest with the `Ka Leo o ke Kukui` Newsletter

Click to read the Latest Newsletter: 
Ka Leo o ke Kukui

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HULA for all ages and genders
kekukui_hula.jpgFor more information, please contact Aunty Deva: 360-901-3749 or email [email protected] 

 

 

 

Hula for Babies
Who: Boys and Girls ages 3 to 6

Hula for Beginning Keiki

Who: Boys and Girls ages 7 to 12

Hula for Advanced Keiki

Who: Boys and Girls ages 7 to 12 who have previous hula experience

Hula Beginning Adults
Who: Wahine (Women) & Kane (Men) ages 18 and up with limited or no hula experience


Hula Intermediate Adults

Who: Wahine (Women) & Kane (Men) ages 18 and up
with some hula experience

Hula Advanced Adults

Who: Wahine (Women) & Kane (Men) ages 18 and up
with extended hula experience

Gracious Ladies Hula
Who: Wahine (Women) ages 50 and up

Our Business Affiliates

Each of our valued affiliates offers Ke Kukui Foundation a percentage of sales/proceeds if you purchase through these links.

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Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping us earn a donation from Fred Meyer. Click the card above to sign up.  NPO is 82628.  Mahalo! 

 

Click here to visit Powell's Books!

Search for New, Used and Rare Books at Powell's. Hawaiian dictionaries, travel and keiki books can be found at Powell's, often at a discounted price.

Miguel Mesa Photography

Many of the photos you see on this site are taken by Miguel Mesa. Proceeds from a portion of sales of the Ke Kukui 3 Days Event will go back to Ke Kukui. Mahalo Miguel!