The 16th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention

Monday, October 09, 2017 – Wednesday, October 11, 2017


16th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort


Hosted annually since 2001, this national convention is the largest gathering of organizations, policy makers, legislative representatives and federal agencies involved in Native Hawaiian community development. This is a must for cultural practitioners, program staff and individuals or groups that are interested in community development in Hawaii. Over the course of three days, attendees can expect to see policy discussion and development, community networking and outreach, and special presentations from many sectors of community work. The Convention is critically important in setting our policy agenda for the coming year through special caucuses and a Policy Roundtable.

CNHA hosts the Convention to mobilize leadership and community to network and share best practices on a vast array of topics ranging from cultural perpetuation, health and education to housing and economic development to the arts and youth. Along with the great content, the annual event features The Marketplace, a favorite among attendees, where many Native Hawaiian small business and organizations present their products and/or programming. With an eclectic agenda of events, the Annual Native Hawaiian Convention is a “one-stop shop” featuring dynamic speakers, informative presentations, timely policy reports, and culturally relevant forums. We hope to see you there!

15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention Post Convention Report

The 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention was a great success last October and whether you joined us or missed out on this one, we’ve got a re-cap ready for you! Here is a quick review of the event covering event statistics, our beautiful award recipients, some of our guests, the rocking vendors and more.

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Check out this year’s program in the link below!

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Schedule of the 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention

Monday– October 10, 2016  –  Convention Opening & Caucus Sessions

8:00 am – 6:00 pm          Convention Marketplace- Lana‘i Room

Don’t miss the fantastic mix of vendors, business, cultural practitioners and exhibitors!

8:30 am – 9:30 am          Oli Workshop with Na Pualei o Likolehua

A tradition at the Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, Kumu Niulii Heine will talk story and inspire participants through oli and chant in preparation for the opening ceremony

9:45 am – 10:15 am        Opening Ceremony & Welcome

10:15 am – 12:15 pm     Morning Plenary

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm       Lunch- Grab & Go

Please visit our muralists at the Aloha Landing or just enjoy the views of the Sheraton Waikiki

 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm         Capacity & Resources Workshops                                            

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm         Convention Leadership Reception – Rum Fire

I Mua Group and Na ‘A‘ahuhiwa, hosts an evening of fellowship & recognition of great leaders!   Reception features the Community Leadership Award as well as the Next Generation Leadership Award presented by Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and Consuelo Foundation

Tuesday, October  11, 2016 – Annual Members Meeting & Caucus Sessions

8:00 am – 6:00 pm          Convention Marketplace- Lana‘i Room

Don’t miss the fantastic mix of vendors, business, cultural practitioners and exhibitors!

8:00 am – 2:00 pm          Small Business and Entrepreneur Resource Fair 

Sponsored by DBEDT Community-Based Economic Development

8:00 am – 8:30 am          Plenary

Mo‘o Award presented by Na Mea Hawaii

Native Hawaiian Education Award presented by Kamehameha Schools

8:30  am – 12:00 pm      Morning Caucus Sessions & Policy Priorities

·       Next Generation Leaders 

·       Homestead 

·       Health 

·       Arts & Culture 

 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm     Networking & Awards Luncheon

Native Hawaiian Housing Award presented by Hawaiian Community Assets

Native Hawaiian Health Award presented by Papa Ola Lokahi

Native Hawaiian Small Business Award presented by CNHA’s Community Loan Fund                                                 

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm        Caucus Sessions & Policy Priorities

·       Small Business 

·       Education 

·       Housing

·       Blue Continent 

·       Kahili Workshop       

Wednesday,  October 12, 2016 – Policy Roundtable

8:00 am – 3:30 pm          Convention Marketplace- Lana‘i Room

Don’t miss the fantastic mix of vendors, business, cultural practitioners and exhibitors!

8:00am – 9:00am          CNHA Members Meeting

9:15 am  – 11:45 am       CNHA Policy Center Roundtable  

CNHA Member Roundtable Sharing on Policy Priorities                               

Community Advocate Award presented by Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

Joe Tassil Award of Courage presented by SCHHA

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm       Civic Engagement Luncheon

Empowerment Award presented by Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm        Review of the Draft Native Hawaiian Constitution by CNHA Policy Center

Attend Convention & Enter to Win a Staycation!


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Mahalo Sponsors!


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2016 Registration Form is Here!

Our hard-copy registration forms are available NOW! Online registration will open this week. Keep an eye out for the online links posted on our social media outlets and this page!

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Partnership Kit for the 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention Available!

Download our 2016 Partnership Kit today and consider supporting this year’s event! For more information email or call (808) 596-8155.



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Post Convention Report Out Now for 14ANHC!

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Mahalo to everyone that helped to make last year’s Annual Native Hawaiian Convention a great success. The 14ANHC Post Convention Report is now available for digital download! Check out a quick review of the 14th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention featuring a list of awardees, awesome photos of attendees, a link for caucus resources and more. Click the link below to check it out and don’t forget to share it with your networks.

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Download the 14ANHC Caucus Resources Here!

Click Here to download resources from some of this year’s caucuses!