Welina mai!

Welcome to Kumukahi, a website featuring a bilingual, community-based approach to presenting living Hawaiian culture and its connections to a rich ancestral past. Explore more than 60 diverse topics—from ahupua‘a to ‘ai pono, loina to lāhui, mo‘olelo to mo‘okū‘auhau—explained by cultural practitioners and community experts from across the pae ‘āina who have deep association with place and subject matter. Engaging videos, text pieces, and other educational activities and resources await you—your journey begins here at Kumukahi.

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Lessons

The following are samples of the many lessons you'll find inside Kumukahi, and there's much more to explore.

Ulana lau hala ‐ Hawaiian weaving is here to stay. Visit Hilo, Hawai‘i, to learn about ulana lau hala.

Kuku kapa ‐ How do you turn a plant into kapa cloth? Come to Hanalei, Kauaʻi, to find out.

Niʻihau ‐ Learn about a island whose inhabitants carry on their traditional ways. Visit Niʻihau. Presented in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.