Throughout the years, Kuʻialuaopuna has and continues to collaborate with various organizations, such as Nā Maka Hāloa, Taputapuatea in Tahiti, Kūkulu Kumuhana o Puna,
The Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation, Kapukini Foundation, Paepae o Heʻeia, Kamehameha Schools,
Hui Mālama i ke Ala 'Ūlili, and other organizations.
We look forward to working with our community and working together with you.
Please, contact us to discuss potential opportunities.
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WORKSHOPS & GROUPS
The Mamao Workshop Series offers participants of all ages the opportunity to learn about the Cultural Practices of Puna, and to learn a little about the life of a Hawaiian Koa, or warrior.
Participation on the Discussion Page requires Membership. If you are interested, submit an application here.
Mālama Pohoiki Project
Ku‘ialuaopuna has participated in the assisting of other non profit groups and community members in educating, many people in our Hawaiian traditions. One such tradition is the of gathering stones and the building a traditional stone wall at Poho'iki beach.
Kūkulu Kumuhana o Puna in Waipi'o
Ku‘ialuaopuna provides educational support for childrenʻs programs.
Mahi 'ai Kalo
Ku‘ialuaopuna shares customs in kalo cultivation, maintenance, harvesting and food sustenance.
Lawai‘a Practices of Puna
Ku‘ialuaopuna shares knowledge and learning spaces of traditional fishing practices in Puna with children and ‘ohana (family). Pictured to the right is a keiki (child) building her Hawaiian fishing canoe model.
A keiki of Puna , learning about ocean resources and having fun!
Kūpuna, traditional keepers of Knowledge
Ku‘ialuaopuna honors our kūpuna of yesterday and today by providing a space for kūpuna to bring cultural awareness of our past. Kupuna are a a wealth of ancient knowledge that our youth can learn from.
Traditional Imu cooking
Ku'ialuaopuna has for many years, worked with Kukulukumuhanaopuna, a native grass roots organization in Puna, Hawai'i, to help children and young adults continue traditional practices such as cooking meals in a imu or under ground oven.
The Pāhoa District Park was renamed in honor of former Hawai‘i Island Mayor, William "Billy" Punapaia‘alaikahala Kenoi. on November 09, 2022
Ku‘ialuaopuna assisted in the preparation and conducting of a special ‘awa ceremony for the "'Aha" or gathering in honoring of former Puna native, Billy Kenoi.
Picture Credit: Hawaii News Now
Ceremonial practices such as AWA, helps all people to bridge the past with the future.