Ke Kukui Foundation

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July, 2012

 

December 2nd, 2012

deva_100_winner.jpgWe're very honored to be recognized by Clark County for bringing the "Spirit of Tourism" to Vancouver for the annual 3 Days of Aloha Festival. Mahalo to our Kumu, volunteers, Ke Kukui board, workshop participants, contestants and all 10,000 plus of you, the public who attend!

 
 

May 22, 2012

kukui_keiki_garden400.jpgNa Keiki O Ka ‘Aina: Children of the Land.  A garden is a simple way to help keep our keiki healthy, our food local and our community engaged. Every garden is also a classroom where the natural world teaches them about patience, cooperation and responsibility.

In the Kukui Gardens we have two gardens boxes. The first box we are keeping native with Hawaiian plants like kalo, awapuhi and ti leaf. The second box contains tomatoes, onion and marigolds (gifted and planted by neighboring gardener). We'll find out how the tropicals weather in the Pacific Northwest climate!

March 28th, 2012

nacf_image.jpgKe Kukui Foundation is very pleased to be a recipient of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation's 2012 Bridge Initiative Through Native Arts grant. The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is a permanently endowed foundation supporting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities by strengthening and supporting their diverse arts and cultures. 

Funding will provide support for the annual 3 Days of Aloha which brings renown hula and craft instructors from Hawai'i to the Pacific Northwest every July. Ke Kukui Foundation appreciates the opportunity to serve our community and know that it is because of the generous support from institutions like the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

February 2nd, 2011

Ke Kukui Foundation is pleased to announce a grant from the Seventh Generation Fund to provide community programs of ‘Olelo Hawai`i: Hawaiian Language classes, and Kupuna Talk Story both of which takes place at the Ke Kukui Cultural Center in Vancouver, Washington.

Seventh Generation for Indian Development is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples and the sovereignty of tribal Nations.  Ke Kukui Foundation appreciates the recognition of Seventh Generation and is excited for the opportunity to continue serving the community with our Hawaiian language and elder history sharing programs.

November 1st, 2010

NACF_logo200.jpgKe Kukui Foundation is very pleased to announce a 2010 Mobilizing the Community Through the Arts grant has been awarded from Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is a permanently endowed foundation supporting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities by strengthening and supporting their diverse arts and cultures. 

Funding will provide support for the annual 3 Days of Aloha which brings renown hula and craft instructors from Hawai'i to the Pacific Northwest every July. Ke Kukui Foundation appreciates the opportunity to serve our community and know that it is because of the generous support from institutions like the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. 

August 20, 2010

The Mobile Vancouver Project is fast underway and Ke Kukui Foundation lent our support to get the project as culturally accurate as possible. Anyone can look things up online, but Brett Oppegaard from WSU's media program understands what the word "pono" means.  Appropriate to the era chants, hula and verses were chosen.  Bully Magsayo was our `olelo Hawai`i speaker to help with pronunciation of our choir and to do the Lord's Prayer.   

Who was William Kaulehelehe? Find out more of the story here...

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July 28th, 2010

Hawaiian History Lecture Series
When:  Two Mondays, August 2nd and 9th   8:30om-9:00pm 
Cost: $5 per class
Location:  Ke Kukui Cultural Center, 301 E McLoughlin Blvd  Suite D,  Vancouver, WA 98663
First Lecture: The First Hawaiians
Second Lecture:   King Kamehameha

Open to the public. Space is limited; please register at [email protected] or call 503-580-6662 for more information.

March 29, 2010

Ke Kukui Foundation's 3 Days of Aloha is starting to take shape with classes being finalized for the Hula & Craft Workshop which will take place in POrtland, Oregon.  The dates of the event are July 29th, 30th and 31st and will take place in Portland and Vancouver, Washington. 

For more information please download a pdf file below:

MEDIA SHEET for Ho'ike & Hawaiian Festival

SPONSORS of the 3 Days Event

ADVERTISERS of the 3 Days Event

HAPA HAOLE HULA COMPETITORS  - Deadline for competitors extended to July 1st, 2009

or contact [email protected]

3 Days Hawaiian Festival website: www.hawaiianfestivalpnw.com 

February 18, 2010

Ke Kukui Foundation's Annual three day event, the Ho`ike and Hawaiian Festival was nominated for the third time as MOST OUTSTANDING EVENT by the Southwest Washington Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  It was also nominated as OUTSTANDING CULTURAL EVENT four years ago.  Up once again to Vancouver's Wine and Jazz Festival and the ten day extravaganza that is the Clark County Fair, the Hawaiians continue to hold our own.  Mahalo to the SWCVB for the nomination. 

January 21, 2010

After years of searching, Ke Kukui Foundation is pleased to have found a physical home. We're in the process of working out the final details of a permanent Cultural Learning Center in Vancouver, Washington. The Center will have a large studio space with mirrors, wood floors, bathrooms, a waiting area for parents, and a conference room for the board to meet and plan. Classes will still be taught in Portland, OR., but the majority of classes will be at the Learning Center.  Stay tuned for more details.

January 1, 2010

Our Annual Lu'au is fast approaching and we are looking for donations for the Silent Auction. If you have goods, gift certificates, or baskets to donate, please contact Ruby Caraet-Wirfs at [email protected]  Mahalo for your kokua!

Online Articles

3 Days of Aloha Columbian, 2013

William Kaulehelehe Columbian, 2012

Cultural Lu`au Columbian, 2012

Cultural Lu`au Columbian, 2010

3 Days of Aloha Gresham Outlook, 2008

3 Days of Aloha Oregonian, 2008

3 Days of Aloha Northwest Hawaii Times, 2006

 

Awards and Recognition

2012, 2013
Ke Kukui Foundation -  
Toyota 100 Cars for Good Nominee

Hoike & Hawaiian Festival

2012 "Spirit of Tourism" Award winner, Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office

2007, 2008, 2010
"Most Outstanding Event" Nominee
SW Washington Visitors & Convention Bureau

2006  "Most Outstanding Cultural Event" Nominee
SW Washington Visitors & Convention Bureau

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