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Recent Events


August 2022 -- Naniloa Hotel

Global Peace Festival Opening Ceremony and Blessing - live and telecasted

July 2022 -- Opihikao

Wa'a Wa'a French documentary filming

June 2022 -- Ha'ena Beach

Blessing and ceremony

May 2022 -- Sundari Gardens

Blessfest performance

March 2022 -- Waiakea Villas

Global Peace blessing and ceremony

November - December 2021 -- Big Island

Native plant gathering and holiday wreath. making

November 2021 -- Volcano Village

Ka Mahalo Holiday Fair fundraising booth

November 2021 -- Saddle Road

Malama ka 'Aina on Saddle Road

December 2020 -- Ka'ie'ie Heiau

Winter Solstice and the Great Conjunction Ceremony

January 2019  --  Okinawa, Chatan-cho

Led hula kahiko and hula 'auana workshops

February 2019  --  Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Walking In The Footsteps of The Ancestors,

Global Indigenous People Cultural Exchange.

Hosting 20 indigenous people for two weeks, 

from south and  west  Australia, Aotearoa, Papa New Guinea, Canada, Celtic Elders, Native American Elders.

May 2019  --  Seoul, South Korea

Hula Workshops, and presentation of Korea's 1st Formal Ho'ike, which is the sharing/exhibit of the Hawaiian Hula and Chants, that the hula halau of Korea have learned, 

June 2019  --  New York, NY

Heart and Mind Festival, The Sacred Woman.

2013, 2015, 2016, 2019  --  Australia, Wilpena Pound Flinders Ranges, east Australia, and west Australia

Leading and sharing of the hula and Hawaiian spiritual ceremonies.

In 2019, participated in the celebration ceremony, with the native Aboriginal peoples, receiving back their sacred mountain Uluru.

No one can climb this sacred mountain anymore.

November 2017  --  Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Honored to be invited with two of my hula dancers,  for the

Walking in the Footsteps of our Ancestors Journey in New Zealand, as Ambassadors of Hawai'i


Ongoing workshops beginning 2000 --  San Diego, CA

Hula worshops with kumu hula Kahu Kapena Perez

and hula halau

April 2010 and 2011  --  Hilo, HI

Participated in the float and parade celebrations at the Merrie Monarch Festival.

Placed 3rd in "Best  Float" category

October 2015  --  Ueno Tokyo, Japan

Bandai Mountain Fukushima

Tamafuri night Tokyo

Hawaiian spirituality and healing

With- Reiko Works:

Hula Kahiko, Hula 'Auana, Oli

June 2015  --  Belgium and Germany

Led Hawai'ian healing/culture and hula workshops

October 2016  --  Halema'uma'u, HI

CNN news special filming with:

Kumu Hula Ali'i Kahuna Nui Ehulani Stephany

Kahuna Nui Kimo Pihana

Na Hula Olapa:

Akeakamai Zamora

Ulumahiehie Gomes

U'ilani Pihana

Special News Broadcast aired March 2016

Recent Events
2000 - 2010

2000 - 2010

In November 2005, Kumu Ehulani Stephany attended the World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education (WIPCE), in New Zealand. Here is her report:

My trip to Aotearoa (New Zealand) was fabulous, something that I will remember for the rest of my life. There were 25 of us that traveled together from Hawai'i Community College, representing the Hawai'ian Life-style program. This trip was for the WIPCE (World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education). There were two thousand people from all over the world that attended this special event, and seven hundred were from the Hawai'ian Islands. The opening event was spectacular, with hundreds of Maori men in their war canoes paddling down the river, followed by protocol.

The workshops at the WIPCE were outstanding; there were people of different cultures offering very informative materials of their culture. There were many sharing performances for everyone to enjoy in the main tent daily. We had the honor to be one of the participants in the closing event at the stadium in Hamilton. Our group stayed at three different Maraes, which are Maori culture villages. The people treated us with so much warmth, care, and respect. They truly believe that we are their cousins that have finally come home. We were fed wonderful food everywhere we visited, which was made with a lot of love.

I would like to return to Aotearoa for their grand opening of a new Marae in the town of Waihi, which is next to Lake Taupo, the largest lake in the world to have been formed by a volcanic eruption; this event is planned for November 2006.

Aotearoa by Chris Doyle

The kiwi and tui (not moa)

Enjoy eating tasty feijoa.

The birds here are grand

In New Zealand, this land

That the Maori call Aotearoa.

Aotearoa (OW-tay-uh-ROH-uh) means "the land of the long white cloud." Although it's a Maori word, it's seen throughout New Zealand on signs and memorabilia. The kiwi and tui (TOO-ee) are birds native to the country, as was the moa, now extinct. The feijoa (fay-JOH-uh) is the edible fruit of a shrub grown commercially in the country, after being brought over from South America.

Aotearoa by olwen

The islands of Aotearoa

Are miles to the south of Samoa.

Not heard of this free land?

You might say "New Zeeland";

Explored by James Cook, not Balboa.

(a-o-te-a-ro-a) -- all syllables should properly be equally stressed.

Aotearoa is the recognized Maori name for New Zealand, and is sometimes used either by itself or in conjunction with "New Zealand".

New Zealand was named after Zeeland by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who was the first European to visit. (Tasman did not land and did not explore thoroughly.)

Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali 'Ala O Puna

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