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Thursday, Mar 25, 2021  •  7pm HST

Legacy of Annie Kanahele

Presenters: Beadie Kanahele Dawson with daughters Lani Dawson Arena, Mālia

                  Song & Donne Daweson

Moderated by: Kim Kuʻulei Birnie

Thursday, March 11, 2021  •  7pm HST

Education Through Serving the Lāhui

Presenters: Liz Hansen, Dr. Teresa Makuakāne-Drechsel, Gal Makuakāne-Lundin

Moderated by: Jamee Miller and Judy Oliveira

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Thursday, Feb 25, 2021  •  7pm HST

Surfing is Life

Presenters: ʻEweleiʻula, ʻOaka & Noelo Wong

Moderated by: Ānuenue Punua & Kamehaililani Waiau

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Thursday, Feb 11, 2021  •  7pm HST

Legacies of Aloha

Presenters: Dr. Mālia Kaʻaihue, Keānuenue DeSoto, and Puamakamae DeSoto

Moderated by: Kim Kuʻulei Birnie and Nāpua Casson

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Saturday, January 30, 2021  •  2pm- 4:30pm HST


A Culture to Canvas Chant & Paint Webinar

Presenter: Kumu Hula Kehau Kekua

We are having a very special Culture to Canvas Chant & Paint Webinar as a part of our ʻAha Wahine Kūhinapapa virtual series called Wahinepōʻaimoku presented by Native Hawaiian Artist and Kumu Hula Kēhaulani Kekua from the island of Kauaʻi.


"Wahinepōʻaimoku" is inspired by the heroine and akua wahine, Hiʻiakaikapoliopele, and the boundless experiences of her life's journey. At the forefront of this epic saga, is the task accepted by Hiʻiaka to travel to Kauaʻi to fetch Lohiʻau, the Hāʻena chief and dream lover of Pele.


This youngest and favorite sister of the fire and volcano goddess, is the healer of the Pele clan. Hiʻiaka is attributed as the deity that follows in the footsteps of Pele, who is responsible for creating new lands. Her role is to heal the land, and to manifest growth and abundance. Not only does she bring life to the landscape, but Hiʻiaka inspires health, healing and wellness amongst families and the people.


Culture to Canvas is a fun and unique painting experience of creative processes that draw upon the poetry and imagery of this classical moʻolelo. Participants will learn a chant as a means to tap into their respective connections with ʻāina, ʻohana and more!


Absolutely no experience is needed, just a desire to learn and create! In partnership with ʻAha Kāne, Studio HAʻA, and Hawaiʻi People’s Fund, we are able to offer a limited number of printed materials, art kits with supplies for wahine from different locations.  Space is limited and Attendance is mandatory via ZOOM.  If you are not able to commit, please do not register, so that slot and kit may be available to another wahine to participate.


Registration is limited to one per ʻohana. Double check the information you enter in the registration form.  We will not be responsible for incorrect/ incomplete names and mailing addresses.


You'll receive a confirmation from the planning team, via the email that you entered and the Zoom information will be emailed to you the week of the event along with any additional information needed.

We had an overwhelming response and have confirmed our participants that will be receiving their kits this week.  Kumu Kēhau has 14 additional kits that are available for purchase through her website. Click on the link below to purchase a kit directly from her website. Mahalo and feel free to email us (ahawahinekuhinapapa@gmail.com)  if you have any questions.  

Thursday, January 14, 2021  •  7pm HST

Lessons from Lānaʻi

Presenters: Martha and Anela Evans

Moderated by: Kim Kuʻulei Birnie and Kaʻiulani Odom

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Thursday, December 10, 2020  •  7pm HST

Intersection of Activism & Academia

Presenters: Dr. Davianna Pōmaikaʻi McGregor & Dr. Rosie ʻAnolani Alegado

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Thursday, November 12, 2020  •  7pm HST

Kuleana in Music

Presenters: Lady Ipo Kahaunaele, Kainani Kahaunaele, and Kanīʻaulono Hapai

Moderated by: Ānuenue Punua and Malia Nobrega-Olivera

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Thursday, October 29, 2020  •  7pm HST

An ʻOhana Legacy of Hula

Presenters: Nā Kumu Hula- Dr. Hōkūlani Holt and Ulalia Woodside

Moderated by: Jamee Miller and Judy Oliveira

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Thursday, October 15, 2020  •  7pm HST

ʻO Ke Kāhua Ma Mua, Ma Hope Ke Kūkulu

Kicking off the Aha Wāhine Kūhinapapa 2020 webinar series, we will be taking a historical look at our past conferences, the work inspired from those two conferences and what our plans are for the future.

Presenters: Kaʻuilani Odom, Kim Birnie, Mehanaokalā Hind, Ānuenue Punua, Judy Oliveira, Jamee Miller, Napua Casson-Fisher

Moderated by: Malia Nobrega-Olivera