Mele Kalikimaka 2013 PKHCC



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by | December 24, 2013 · 11:28 pm

August general meeting

Should have been there.

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by | August 15, 2013 · 4:44 pm

August reminders

Aloha everyone just posting reminders to the events and issues Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club is engaged in for the rest of the year.

Kini Poi a perfect time to gather together in celebration as a club, renewing old relationships , updating family members, connecting with new friends while have good fun and most important eating all the ono ono grinds. So save this date and be prepared to have a good time. Saturday, September 7, 2013, 9:00 AM (All day) at Pililaau Army Recreation Center Harvey Hale in Waianae.

Pono Lahui The attached flyer is a kahea to our people to join in collective
prayer for the healing and strengthening of our Department of Hawaiian
Home Lands and for all Hawaiians to eventually have a home on `aina
Hawai`i. It is a traditional practice, to send an appeal through pule for help
in times of great distress or challenge.

This gathering on Sept. 2nd is non-political, it is meant primarily to
bring everyone together for something that is universal in agreement.
No speeches, just pule, oli, send our requests to those who watch over
our people.


Aloha Week float build Sept 26, 27 and 28th. We will need all the help of everyone in the club. This is one of PKHCC annual civic responsibilities. Ask friends to lend a hand, gather flowers and provide kokua to make this another club success. More information will be posted and sent to the membership when the Aloha Week commission releases it.

54th Annual Hawiian Civic Club Convention November 10 – 17, 2013 Kaua`i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach Kaua`i Island, Hawai`i
‘O Ka Mauli Ka Mea E Ola Ai Kānaka The Spirit Is What Causes Man To Thrive
We are still looking for delegates and alternates if you are interested in attending or have any questions. Here are a few key dates to remember:

  1. September 5 – Proposed resolutions due to the PKHCC Board of Directors for approval and submittal to the AOHCC by September 15th.
  2. September 13 – Listing of deceased members with photo’s to AOHCC
  3. October 9 – General Membership Meeting – Review of proposed convention resolutions.
  4. October 13 – Last day to register for the Ho’olaulae to be held on Wednesday, November 13th.
  5. October 15 – Final list of club delegates / alternates and registration fees due to AOHCC.
  6. October 18 – Last date to reserve a room at the Kaua`i Marriott Resort at group rate of $179 unless block sells out earlier.

Christmas Paina our annual christmas ‘aha’aina to give thanks for another successful year.  Again we are gathering for lunch at Outrigger Canoe Club on Sunday December 21. Flyers will be sent out soon.

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A’o Makua

To learn and to teach: Let us grow, learn and share together
Aug 12-30:

Mo‘okū‘auhau: He Inoa ‘Ala

“He Inoa ‘Ala”– A fragerant name – said of a chief whose reputation is good. (Puku’i, 637)

Like a fragrance can conjure memories of certain places, events or people, an inoa (name) can do the same. Qualities, virtues, or even family connections of a person come to mind when his/her inoa is spoken. This course will focus on Hawaiian naming traditions while learning about the mo‘oku‘auhau and inoa of Bernice Pauahi Bishop. You will then have the opportunity to create a reflection on your own inoa or that of a family member.

Cost of course is $25.

Register by July 15

Aug 5-30:

H1 ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i: E Ola Ka ‘Ohana

“E Ola ka ‘Ohana” – The family lives

At the core of Hawaiian being is the family. In the first Papa ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i or Hawaiian Language course vocabulary and sentence patterns will focus around the concept of ‘Ohana. Course activities will include practice exercises, a short ha‘i ‘ōlelo or speech in which each participant gives basic information about themselves, and a recitation of mo‘okū‘auhau or genealogy.

Cost of course is $25.

Register by July 15

Aug 5-30:

H4 ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i: Kuleana

“E kuahui like i ka hana” – Let everybody pitch in and work together
Through various ‘ōlelo no‘eau or Hawaiian Proverbs, the importance of working together and completing your share of the kuleana can be seen. This Papa ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i course will focus on kuleana or responsibility. The vocabulary and grammar selected will enable the learner to give and receive commands, follow instructions, and communicate desires for help around the house. Course activities will help you to practice, develop, and share your skills with your ‘ohana.

Cost of course is $25.

Register by July 15

Sept 2-27:

H2 ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i: Pili ‘Ohana

“Pili ‘Ohana” – Family Relationships

In ka papa Pili ‘Ohana (the Pili ‘Ohana course) we will revisit some of the concepts taught in E Ola Ka ‘Ohana and build on them by taking a closer look at family relationships and interactions amongst family members. Sentence patterns will focus on introducing and describing family members as well what they enjoy doing. Course activities will include practice exercises and the creation of a digital photo journal about your ‘Ohana.

Cost of course is $25.

Register by Aug 15

Sept 9-27:

“Ku‘u One Hānau” – The beloved sands of my birth.

For Hawaiians, the sense of belonging to and pride in one’s birthplace is a connection that transcends time and place. This course will focus on this special relationship by presenting nā mo‘olelo (stories) of traditional places in Hawai‘i nei, poetry and mele praising various one hānau. You will then have the opportunity to share stories of your own beloved birthplace or the birthplace of your ‘ohana.

Cost of course is $25.

Register by Aug 15

General Program and Course Information
Would you like to reconnect with your roots and share the Hawaiian culture with your ‘ohana? Join us in an online enrichment program for adults interested in the Hawaiian culture and language. Discover Hawaiian values, beliefs and traditions in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.

Courses are only $25.00 (except for FREE coures, for which there is no charge) and include a facilitator for 3-4 weeks, access to materials for a full year. If you complete the course, you’ll also be mailed an incentive.

Target Audience
Parents, caregivers, alumni, educators and all other interested adults who want to learn more about Hawaiian history, language and cultural practices via distance education.

Program Goals
To provide:

culturally-based learning opportunities worldwide via a self-paced online environment;
access to culturally-relevant resources to share with their families;
a virtual community where they can share ideas, resources and experiences related to ‘Ike Hawai‘i
Current Collaborators
The following organizations and internal Kamehameha Schools (KS) groups are currently offering A‘o Makua courses to their constituents:
Leeward Community College Associate in Arts in Teaching
Partners In Development Foundation, Nā Pono No Nā ‘Ohana
Ke Ali’i Pauahi Foundation
KS Financial Aid and Scholarship Services
Post-High (Nā Ho‘okama a Pauahi & ‘Imi Naāuao)
Preschool (Pauahi Keiki Scholars & Kipona Scholarship Program)
For more information, visit our A’o Makua Collaborations page.

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Ho’oponopono Class

Sunday, July 14, 2013
McKinley High School Library
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

What is Ho’oponopono?

Ho’oponopono is the Hawaiian practice of mediation, peacemaking, spiritual and mental healing. Practitioners believe it is an ancient Hawaiian practice that aims to “make right” broken family relations (“making right” is the literal translation of the Hawaiian term).

“The ancient Hawaiians, [were] outstanding psychologists and psychiatrists … Ho’oponopono was an inseperable part of their philosophy and way of life” ~Morrnah Simeona

In the 1980s, Kahuna La’au Lapa’au (healer) Morrnah Simeona developed what she called an updated and streamlined version that is practiced by the individual alone. Her practice continues to be taught by her students including Ramsay Taum.

Who is Ramsay Taum?

Kumu Ramsay Taum is a recognized cultural resource, and sought after keynote speaker, teacher and facilitator. Mentored and trained by Auntie Morrnah and other respected Hawaiian kūpuna (elders), he is a practitioner and instructor of several Native Hawaiian practices including ho’oponopono (stress release and mediation), lomi haha (body alignment) and Kaihewalu Lua (Hawaiian combat/battle art). He is among the few in his generation given the responsibility and permission to guard as well as share the cultural wisdom and teaching of his ancestors.

“Ho’oponopono is an ‘ inside job’. Simple but not easy, it is process that can unlock and erase the blocks and barriers which prevent us from the enjoying the life we were meant to enjoy and share with others.”
~ Kumu Ramsay Taum

Reserve Your Spot Today›

* This class is not affiliated with McKinley High School or the Hawaii State Department of Education. Please direct all inquiries and questions to or

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HART Planner V (Cultural Resources)

Application announced for the following position.

Planner V (Cultural Resources)
Annual Salary Range: $51,312 – $70,224

Duties: This position is responsible for cultural resource planning and related community outreach for HART. Activities will include coordination with the Native Hawaiian community as well as a variety of multi-cultural groups that represent the diversity of O’ahu culture. These activities will be in direct support of the project-wide Section 106 Programmatic Agreement and the Cultural Monitoring Program.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college with credits in Hawaiian Studies, Ethnic Studies, and/or Planning and/or a focus on Hawaiian History, Anthropology, Sociology or related fields, and (4) years of professional experience in socio-economic research; cultural resource management or related research. Must demonstrate the ability to work with the diverse community, either from job experience or as a volunteer. Applicant must demonstrate ability to be a team player with excellent communication and organization skills.

Interested parties may submit resumes as a word attachment to HART, Attention: Human Resources;

Mahalo – Joanna

Joanna Morsicato
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)
Deputy Chief, Planning and Environment
1099 Alakea Street, Suite 1700
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Native and Pacific Islander Summer Institute

The Center for Community College Partnerships invites community college students to apply to the Native and Pacific Islander Summer Intensive Transfer Experience taking place from July 21st-July 26th.

Native and Pacific Islander SITE, FREE 6-day residential program at UCLA. Students learn to navigate the community college system with the goal of transferring and making a smooth and successful transition to a University of California campus. The program focuses on the history, educational pipeline, and resources available to Native American and Pacific Islander communities. Part of the CCCP Scholars Program.

Open to high school seniors planning to enroll at a community college in Fall 2013 and continuing community college students. Apply now at ~ Deadline EXTENDED to July 1, 2013

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