Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center’s events are open to everyone. Below please find our calendar of events for the semester. Events are FREE and provide a fun opportunity to learn about the Hawaiian culture, career pathways and develop skills to help you succeed. For events that require an RSVP, please click on the Google Form link.
Hawaiian Center Events
Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center hosts cultural, college development, and career development events sponsored by the Center, Po‘i Nā Nalu NHCTEP, and Ho‘āla Hou throughout the semester. All events are FREE and open, but some events require RSVP. Follow us on social media to keep up to date on our activities.
Oli Training Workshops
Are you graduating this semester? If so, you can make your experience at commencement even more memorable by participating in the school’s opening protocol ceremony. Everyone is invited to attend workshops to learn the school’s graduation oli (chant) written by our own Uncle Kimo Keaulana. View upcoming workshops in our calendar.
Mālama ‘Āina Days
Traditionally, Hawaiians have always practiced sustainability through malama ‘āina, taking care of the land. Mālama ‘Āina Days began in 2006 as part of the Native Hawaiian Career Technical Education Program. It has since become a campus-wide activity coordinated in partnership by TRIO-SSS, Hulili Ke Kukui Hawaiian Center, Po‘i Nā Nalu Native Hawaiian Career & Technical Education Program and Nā Papa Hawai‘i. These service-learning activities are open to all HonCCstudents and faculty and provide hands-on opportunities to learn more about the Hawaiian culture and traditional sustainability practices. Mālama ‘Āina Days are open to EVERYONE and they offer students and staff the opportunity to learn about how Hawaiians practiced sustainability, such as water management taro cultivation. Plan to work hard, have lots of fun and actively take part in perpetuating the Hawaiian culture. For more information please visit the Hawaiian Center or call (808) 844-2345 or email us.
How to Sign Up
The campus provides five Mālama ‘Āina Days each semester throughout the island and at a variety of sites, from lo‘i kalo (wetland taro patches), to mala ‘ai (community gardens), and oko i‘a (fishponds). Please anticipate each event to start at 7:45 am and end by 3:00 pm.
All HonCC students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in Mālama ‘Āina Days, but RSVPs are required. Please note that spots are limited for each Mālama ‘Āina Day so reservations are first-come, first-served. If you sign up for an event after the limit is already reached, you will be put on a waitlist. Sign up here to reserve your spot.
We will call and email you to confirm your reservation the week of each Mālama ‘Āina Day event. If you do not respond to confirm your reservation within 24 hours, your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist.
Please note that you are responsible for showing up to each event you sign up for and if you are a “No Show” you are taking away a seat from another potential participant. If you need to cancel any date you signed up for, please email us.
Consent, Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement
All participants are required to complete a Consent, Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement and a Photo Release Form each year. If you have not updated your release forms recently, please complete and print the forms below and bring them to the Mālama ‘Āina Day. If you do not complete these forms, you will not be allowed to participate.