FOUNDER OF HAWAIIAN HULA INTERNATIONAL, INC. (temporarily inactive due to pandemic)
Auntie Kahanoa has founded Hawaiian Hula International (HHI), her formal commitment to be true to the legacy of her inherited lineage of hula and ho‘ōla with the help of some of her hālau haumana of Kumu Hula Leihi‘ilani Kirkpatrick’s Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi‘ilani – Mainland USA Extension (established in November 2014).
• THE MISSION OF HHI is “Caring for the Hula - Body, Soul + Spirit” through public education, training, scholarships, products and services locally, nationally and internationally.
• THE GOAL OF HHI is to provide all levels of education and training to preserve and perpetuate the cultural integrity of Hawaiian hula, traditions and history, and to honor and glorify Ke Akua (God) in all He has given the Hawaiian people.
• THE VISION OF HHI is to provide events for all races and sectors of hula dancers to establish lōkahi (unity) and effective, loving communication through the practice of Biblical and Hawaiian values and the common purpose of SHARING ALOHA and CARING FOR THE HULA.
“Native Hawaiian” is a racial classification recognized by the United States. In the 2010 Census: 527,077 people reported that they are Native Hawaiian alone or of a mixed race that includes Native Hawaiian. There now may be as few as 8,000 pure-blood Native Hawaiians remaining in the world (www.hawaiianscribe.hubpages.com). With your help, we can keep the traditions and ALOHA of the Hawaiian people alive for our future generations by caring for the people committed to learning, preserving and perpetuating it.
All proceeds are used
• to financially support Hawaiian Hula Workshops for any Kumu Hula interested in marketing support
• to establish Hawaiian Hula International as a non-profit organization to accomplish its mission, goals and vision locally, nationally and internationally, and
• to provide scholarships for Hawaiian Hula Workshops and hālau education and training, especially for children demonstrating financial need and families of Hawaiian decent. Priority will be for committed members of hula schools and then to other children and Hawaiians locally, nationally and internationally.