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NHO Partners & Projects

Na Mahiʻai o Maui

Sustainable Native & Local Food Production for Maui Farmers

NHP is working with Maui farmers to help provide support to help increase traditional farming practices, education and training, food security, and workforce development.  With 90% of food being imported from outside of Hawaii, it is imperative to provide a more stable and sustainable food sources on island.

 

Currently, the need for most farmers are farming equipment and labor.  Farmers are seeking assistance to secure funding to purchase shared equipment that can be used by 6-8 farms throughout the year. NHP is working to help develop projects and write grants to provide the resources needed to increase food security on Maui.​​​

EA Ecoversity

Culture-based Education and Career Exploration Training

EA Ecoversity is an indigenous Higher Education and Career Training Institute whose foundational Laeʻula program invites native Hawaiians ages 15-30 on an incentivized, culturally-grounded, personalized learning journey that helps them transition from ʻōpio to kanaka makua, or mature, educated kanaka.  In addition, EA Ecoversity allows learners to earn micro-credentials in a career in Kanaka Culinary Arts.

https://www.kuakanaka.com/eaecoversity

Ku-A-Kanaka LLC

Native Hawaiian Language & Culture

KŪ-A-KANAKA is a Native Hawaiian owned and operated social enterprise with a commitment to revitalize Hawaiian language, culture and traditions and re-establish Hawaiian control over Hawaiian affairs.  We believe in education for Hawaiians, by Hawaiians, using Hawaiian ways of teaching, including learning in and from the environment, as well as traditional performance-based assessment.  In 2022, Kū-A-Kanakaʻs EA E-Learning program provided nearly 4000 learners of all ages with culture-based asynchronous education, training and professional development.

https://www.kuakanaka.com/about

KAʻEHU is a Native-Hawaiian and women-led nonprofit organization managing 64-acres of coastal wetlands in the district of Wailuku on the island of Maui, Hawaii.  Our  goal is to restore the land and perpetuate traditional Hawaiian culture using a community-based, inclusive, family-oriented approach to environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture. 

Our MISSION STATEMENT is to
1)Promote the conservation, restoration, and sustainable management of the land area and natural resources at Kaʻehu Bay
2)Utilize the land and natural resources, in conjunction with other agencies and cultural organizations to promote, preserve and perpetuate traditional Hawaiian cultural activities.

Our nonprofit coordinates workshops in Hawaiian culture and practices, the Ahupuaʻa Stewardship wisdom, natural resource management, archaeology and more.

www.kaehu.org

Hōʻola Āina o Kula

Food Security & Native Plant Restoration and Farming

Hōʻola ʻĀina o Kula (HAK) aims to support and educate the community on subsistence farming and food security.  HAK works with native Hawaiian community organizations, hālau, immersion schools and individuals to teach about native gourd plants, taro, and local food farming.

Offers Decolonization & Health and Healing workshops

https://www.facebook.com/HAoKULA.

HAK supports the LGBTQ community and supports and coordinates PRIDE week activities.  The farm provides programs, spaces and activites for LGBTQ youth and adults.

Moʻolelo

Hawaiian Storytelling through Screenplay Writing & Media Production

This project is a partnership between Maui Mixer, Project Kuleana, Mana Maoli, EA Ecoversity & Entertainment Executive Michael Palmieri.  This program provides screenwriting and media production opportunities to native Hawaiian youth and adults.

The screenwriting program is designed by LGBTQ leadership and some of the participants will be selected from LGBTQ native Hawaiian and Pacific island indigenous community to help support stories from this genre.

https://www.nativehawaiianphilanthropy.org/hawaiianstorytelling

Mana Maoli

Culture-Based Music & Video Production Program

Mana Maoli is a Hawaiian nonprofit organization that founded Hālau Kū Māna New Century Public Charter School, Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy, and the Mana Mele Project. The Mana Mele Project consists of 3 primary components:

  1. a 4-in-1 solar-powered mobile studio named Meleana, that can provide both studio and live event services in audio and video production.

  2. a Music & Multimedia Academy - currently at over 70 year-long classes across 20 schools on 3 islands that focus on Mana Maoliʻs ABCʻs - Academics, Business and Culture through music and/or video production. Additional services include short-term mentorships and internships, artist school visits, collaborative music videos and more.

  3. the Mana Maoli Collective: over 200 Creative Industries Professionals, both musical and digital storytellers, who have committed to sharing their time and talents with thousands of youth each year, in order to bring our mobile studio and Music & Multimedia Academy to life!

https://manamaoli.org/about-us/

Project Kuleana

Historical Research, Songwriting & Music Video Production 

Project KULEANA was created by three Native Hawaiian men who share the perspective that KULEANA is what makes music Hawaiian. Project KULEANA aspires to increase the innate value of Hawaiian music and the performance of it to inspire people to reflect on one's own KULEANA. Project KULEANA seeks to encourage people to re-discover, re-connect and re-instill what Hawaiian music and performers of Hawaiian music represent.

https://www.youtube.com/@ProjectKULEANA/about

PIKO
Economic Self-Sufficiency, Small Business & Skills Training, and Workforce Development Training. 

PIKOʻs goal is to provide access to the resources and tools for economic self-sufficiency.  Our mission is to bridge the gap that has been created by decades of systemic underrepresentation and create real financial opportunities for underserved communities.
*NHP and PIKOʻs partnership will support native Hawaiian businesses and individuals receiving training and technical support through PIKOʻs programs.

www.piko.org

Paʻupena Community Development Corporation

Hawaiian Homesteader Support

Paʻupena was established in Waiohuli-Keokea Homesteads and itsʻ mission is to provide resources and training to empower fellow Hawaiian Home Lands Trust beneficiaries to build homes and self-sufficient communities.

https://www.paupena.org/about/

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