Join the Huamakahikina Kumu Hula Coalition



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Huamakahikina at a Glance

A Distinct Identity

Huamakahikina is an open, advocacy-based coalition of Kumu Hula that represents a great range of cross-lineage participation and collaborative efforts that initially convened on August 17, 2020, in an effort to discuss a culturally proactive approach to the COVID-19 pandemic in Hawaiʻi. Employing process and participation as its drivers, Huamakahikina has come to address various issues regarding Hula, one of the results of which is the "Huamakahikina Declaration on the Integrity, Stewardship, and Protection of Hula."


News & Features


By Wendy Osher
September 23, 2021

"Hundreds of Kumu Hula came together in recent months to create and ratify the “Huamakahikina Declaration,” a historic document on the integrity, stewardship, and protection of hula."...

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By: Jayna Omaye
October 03, 2021

"Hundreds of kumu ratify ‘groundbreaking’ declaration to protect, preserve and perpetuate hula"...

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By: Noe Tanigawa

October 15, 2021

"Kumu Hula community sign declaration to protect and advance hula practices, lineages."

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By: Noe Tanigawa
October 22, 2021

"What is Hula? Who is qualified to teach it? A new declaration signed by 200 Kumu Hula spells it out"...

Lāhui Kānaka

Hōʻeu, Hoʻūlu, Hoʻōla
Incite, Inspire, Invigorate

We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.


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