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.
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
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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!
Saturday, June 21 from 10am to 12pm
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].
Starting 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.
January 26, 2014
Vancouver, Washington's Mayor Tim Leavitt donated $500 to Ke Kukui Foundation. Mahalo Mayor Leavitt!
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!
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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Ka Leo o ke Kukui
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Consider a donation or sponsorship to KE KUKUI FOUNDATION.
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!