Mission: The edith kanaka'ole foundation perpetuates the teachings, beliefs, practices, philosophy and traditions of edith k. Kanaka'ole and the native hawaiian traditional hula as practiced by mary kekuewa kanaele and edith k kanaka'ole. The organization strives to teach and encourage indigenous hawaiian cultural education through media material, teaching hawaiian language, rituals, chants, literature and other activities.
Programs: Kula kamali'i o hi'ikeakaikamalama is a comprehensive native-hawaiian family based early education center. Education is greatly enhanced through hawaiian cultural experiences within the preschool sector. Children are prepared to enter kindergarten in either a hawaiian immersion school or a non-immersion school.
halau o kekuhi is a traditional classical dance company that can account for seven generations of family practitioners and leadership in the indigenous hawaiian performing arts of hula (dance) and oli (chant). The internationally recognized halau performed at several venues during the year, including the opening ceremonies for the annual merrie monarch festival and the international aha hula 2014. The halau perpetuates the native hawaiian traditions of hula as practiced by mary kekuewa kanaele and edith k kanaka'ole.
the edith kanaka'ole foundation is collaborating to establish a hawaii fish trust, addressing our ocean resources. Aquaculture provides nearly 50% of the seafood needed for human consumption today. Our program seeks to explore alternatives for seafood, utilizing aquaponics technology to provide affordable systems able to provide fish and produce for individual families and help us shed dependence on imported foods. Our youth are educated in the conservation of our marine resources and in the propagation of fish for consumption.
the organization operates over a dozen other programs teaching and promoting hawaiian culture. The most notable of these is