2020 Convention Workshops

Saturday November 7, 2020

9am- 10:30am

Title WorkshopPresenterDescription
Ola Kino with Kauka Dee-Ann Carpenter and Kauka Aukahi Austin Seabury Dee-Ann Carpenter, Aukahi Austin Seabury and Kim BirnieThe Kōmike Mālama Ola and Papa Ola Lōkahi invite you to join Nā Kauka Dee-Ann Carpenter and Aukahi Austin Seabury in a talk story conversation about ola kino.
Getting Familiar With Whova, Our Convention Event ApplicationCynthia Crain Dennis Rose Our workshop will be open to discuss any specific questions you may have about Whova or Zoom as it pertains to Convention. Once we have addressed questions, we will be walking through the basic features that Whova offers on the desktop version and the app version. We will walk through how to view the agenda and click the Zoom meeting room link so you can see how it works. We will review the profile set up and how to choose a profile picture, the chat rooms, document page and how to set notification preferences.
Papa Mele with Manai KaluaManaiManaiakalani Kalua, Kumu Hula of Hālau Akaunu and  lifelong resident of Hilo with genealogical ties across Hawaiʻi Island, will share moʻolelo and his haku mele 

12pm- 1:30pm

Title WorkshopPresenterDescription
Art Workshop with Artist Meleanna MeyerMeleanna Meyer

Curiosity, visionand imaginationInvited! This is an opportunity to create a visual memento/ a mini book for you andyour ʻohana! Meleanna will guide you through a process of envisioningwords and/or images that reflect andinspire YOU/your community, theLāhui, so that when you complete this puke (book) it can be an offering/hoʻokupu that youʻll be encouraged by!  
Please be ready with 8.5 x 11 in. paper, ball point pen, color pencils if you have,scissors and perhaps if you have it around a set of watercolor, & oil pastels!
Ola Kino with Kauka Kalani BradyKauka Kalani Brady and Kim BirnieThe Kōmike Mālama Ola and Papa Ola Lōkahi invite you to join Kauka Kalani Brady in a talk story conversation about ola kino.
Wai : Know Your Water SourcesKalei NuʻuhiwaLearn the chant Wai A Kāne and the importance of knowing where your source of water comes from through movement.  Be ready to do incorporate some breathing exercises and movement.

Wednesday November 11, 2020

9am- 10:30am

Title WorkshopPresenterDescription
ʻAhahui Siwila Hawaiʻi 501c3Dre Kalili and Board members‘Ahahui Sīwila Hawaiʻi was formed in 2019 to serve as the tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.  By design, ‘Ahahui Sīwila Hawaiʻi aims solely to support the Association, and  the Association is the sole member of ‘Ahahui Sīwila Hawaiʻi.  Join us during the workshop to meet the officers of ‘Ahahui Sīwila Hawaiʻi and share your feedback on how this new organization can be a strong partner to your Hawaiian Civic Club.
Papa Mele with Kainani KahaunaeleKainani KahaunaeleKainani Kahaunaele, award winning musician and composer from Kaua’i will share mo’olelo about two of her original compositions. Join us as we learn more about her haku mele process and her new mele project launching November 2020.
Wahi Pana o KeauhouMalia Sanders
Hiʻilani Shibata
In this time when staying home is the safest course of action, NaHHA would like to offer an online learning opportunity for convention attendees to share a little about the Keauhou area where our convention was supposed to be held this year. The concept of “Sense of Place” was coined by NaHHA’s co-founder Dr. George Kanahele, and understanding the many layers of meaning and story on our landscape is an important reason people around the world long to visit Hawaiʻi.   In this one hour session, Hiʻilani Shibata, NaHHA’s Lead Cultural Trainer, will take you on a huakaʻi (journey) to the Keauhou area, where we will learn cultural stories and the history of this beloved, sacred, and sometimes misrepresented wahi pana (storied place).

1 pm- 2:30 pm

Title WorkshopPresenterDescription
ʻĀina Aloha Economics FutureKalani KaʻanāʻanāMahina Paishon-Duarte
Health and Hope: A Journey of Transformation and A Cooking DemoMalia and Victor Nobrega-OliveraThe Kōmike Mālama Ola (Health Committee) is excited to host Malia and Victor Nobrega-Olivera of Kaumualiʻi Hawaiian Civic Club and Waikīkī Hawaiian Civic Club to share their journey of transformation and share the gift of health with all of our members. They will also be doing a cooking demonstration of a few healthy meals that they love preparing for their ʻohana.

Friday November 13, 2020

2pm- 3:30pm

Title WorkshopPresenterDescription
OHA Legislative Priorities WorkshopOHA Wayne Tanaka, Public Policy Manager
Other OHA staff for questions
Carla Hostetter, Systems Office Director

Kamaile Maldonado, Public Policy Advocate, Land Division Representative
Key staff members from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) will discuss upcoming priorities for the 2021 legislative session, including both OHA package measures and coordinated-advocacy measures advancing needs of Native Hawaiians.  Priority OHA measures cover issues involving (1) OHA’s biennium budget, (2) funding to support diversified agriculture and cultural protection in Wahiawā, (3) criminal justice reform for those experiencing houselessness, and (4) addressing disaggregated, community-specific data on Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders to inform 21st century fact-based policymaking.  Coordinated-advocacy measures involve (1) uplifting ʻAha Pūnana Leo’s voice on the Early Learning Board, and (2) reducing overcrowded jail populations.
Department of Hawaiian Home LandsDHHLCedric Duarte, Information & Community Relations Officer
Liliʻuokalani TrustWehe Ke Ala – Liliʻuokalani Trust Strategic Vision 2045“Inspiring young minds, transforming young lives”Chris Molina, Strategic Initiatives Liaison, Dreana Reyes,
Ginger Fuata,
Palama Lee,
Penn Pantumsinchai
Join representatives from Liliʻuokalani Trust and learn about their Strategic Plan.
As we look to the next 25 years, we believe that investing in the wellbeing of today’s most vulnerable kamaliʻi across a continuum, from inception to young adulthood, will lead to better outcomes for them and for future generations. Our goal is to disrupt the cycle of poverty for Hawaiian families and communities. To realize this vision, our strategy is designed to navigate the uncertainty ahead and continue to promote thriving through transformational programs for our vulnerable kamaliʻi.  Join us as we share our strategic plan for the work ahead
Ola Kino with Kauka Kalani BradyKalani Brady and Kim BirnieThe Kōmike Mālama Ola and Papa Ola Lōkahi invite you to join Kauka Kalani Brady in a talk story conversation about ola kino.