Sustaining the Culture of Hawai’i through Education

drummer1Hawaii’s uniqueness lies in its native culture (Kanaka maoli), and the diverse ethnic cultures that have embraced the Hawaiian value of “aloha.” In Kapolei, Kanaka maoli is practiced and honored at Lanikuhonua.

Lanikuhonua is the gorgeous beachfront property at Ko Olina, which the James Campbell Company dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Hawaiian culture through the Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute. For over a decade, the Institute has sponsored Hawaiian studies classes for area elementary school students. In recent years, Lanikuhonua expanded its programs to include Lei O Lanikuhonua Hula Festival and the Lauhoe O Lanikuhonua Canoe Festival, both annual events targeted at high school students. It also launched the Mele & Hula at Lanihuhonua summer concert series, featuring island music and dance.