For our 20th convention, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is excited to bring the community together virtually for three days of meaningful panel discussions and interactive workshops. Attendees will hear from Native Hawaiian leaders and collaborate with other entrepreneurs, artists, cultural practitioners, and thinkers to discuss important issues and the future directions for our people.

He ʻAʻaliʻi Kū Makani Mai Kākou; ʻAʻohe Makani Nāna E Kulaʻi

This year's convention theme is inspired by the resilience of our Native Hawaiian people, whom like the ʻaʻaliʻi plant continue to grow and thrive no matter how heavy a wind we are up against. 

We Are The Wind-Resisting ʻAʻaliʻi;
No Gale Can Push Us Over 
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Cultural Workshops and Breakouts led by Practitioners

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Economic Development & Housing Forums

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Gubernatorial Conversation with Candidates

DAY

One

DECEMBER 6, 2021

9:00am - 3:00pm HST

PRESENTERS

Dr. Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa

 

 

Halealoha Ayau

 

Kumu Hula Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

 

 

Makana Kāne-Kuahiwanui

Hosted by McKenna Maduli

 

Kumu Hula Lanakila Mangauil

 

Dr. Kalei Nuʻuhiwa

 

Keliʻi Grace
ʻĀina Paikai
Ty Sanga
Justyn Ah Chong

 

Dr. Kamanaʻopono Crabbe

Rick Barboza

 

Hōkūlani Holt Padilla
John Villiarimo

 

Kealoha Domingo

 

ʻIʻini Kahakalau

 

Waiʻaleʻale Sarsona
Ānuenue DeSoto

Koʻiahi Pūnua

 

Andrew Aki

 

Donavan Kealoha

 

Mehanaokala Hind
Leilani Garner

WORKSHOPS

100 Generations of Native Hawaiian Ancestors Leading Us Into the Future

Mālama Iwi Kūpuna

Nā Pōhaku Kahuna o Kapaemahū: Telling stories by Kanaka for Kanaka

Waimakalehua: Female Rites of Passage

Community Investing

Pule from the Mauna

Makahiki Then, Makahiki Now

Native Hawaiian Filmmakers-Shorts: Ala Moana Boys; Hawaiian Soul; Hae Hawaiʻi; Down on the Sidewalk in Waikīkī

Hoʻoponopono for the ʻOhana

Hawaiian Plants for the Hawaiian Home

Moʻolelo, A Guide to Personal Success

Hawaiian Cooking

Hawaiians on TikTok

ʻŌiwi Leadership

Hawaiians in Crypto

Purple Maiʻa

CNHA Programs

Convention Scholarship Now Open

CNHA understands that there are some in our community who would like to attend, but may not be able to afford to do so. If you are interested in a scholarship to help offset the cost of attendance for this year's convention, please fill out the form below.