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.
May Day is Lei Day Festival
The Board of Ke Kukui Foundation would like to announce that our May Day Arts and Crafts Festival is cancelled for this year. Mahalo, thank you, for your support and we look forward to seeing you at our 3 Days of Aloha.
Ke Kukui Arts & Cultural Center Programs & Activities
301 E McLoughlin Blvd Suite D, Vancouver, WA 98663
Hawaiian History Series
Starting Tuesday, May 5th 7pm-9pm.
From 300 AD when the very first Hawaiians set out on a purposeful voyage of discovery to the Hawaiians who protested the annexation by the United States. This 8 week course will combine multimedia, lecture and interactive conversation. Class occurs everyday Tuesday night between May 5th and June 23rd. Cost is $50 for all 8 weeks. PLEASE RSVP to Kepule at [email protected] or contact him at 503-580-6662 for more information.
Hawaiian Language Classes Begin
Every Saturday from January 17th to May 16th at 2pm.
Do you want to speak Hawaiian? We are starting our Hawaiian language classes next week (Jan 17. Classes will run from Jan 17 to May 16, every Sat. Please come! All levels welcome. For more information, email: [email protected]
Kuiki Lau - Hawaiian Quilting
Saturdays: March 14th & 28th. April 25th and May 16th 10am-12pm
Cost: $20 per class, $30 materials kit. Drop ins welcome. To register, email [email protected]
E leʻaleʻa me ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi! Fun with Hawaiian Language for Kids!
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].
July 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2015
Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington
Aloha! We are looking for competitors for the 2015 Hapa Haole Hula Competition.
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
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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.
Mark Hogan is a keiki parent and spouse of hula sister Amanda and will be deployed this summer.
Hula brother Pete Kepulekaneokealoha Fritsch returned safely from a year of service in Afghanistan. Mahalo nui loa for your service!
Danial James Kalani Carlton 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.
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of Ke Kukui Foundation Programs
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
Each of our valued affiliates offers Ke Kukui Foundation a percentage of sales/proceeds if you purchase through these links.
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.
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!