Celebrating 20 Years
of fulfilling our kuleana
On August 29, 2021, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement celebrates two decades of fulfilling our kuleana—gathering and uplifting lāhui.
In 2001, CNHA was started as a means to unify our community. As a member-based 501(c)3 non-profit, CNHA brings together different leaders and organizations to discuss the future of our Native Hawaiian people.
Twenty years later, our mission lives on through the convening of the Annual Native Hawaiian Convention and our programs and services that help to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians.
ʻO ke kahua ma mua, ma hope o ke kūkulu.
Standing on our strong foundation, join us as we continue to build and grow for the future generations to come.
Grooming A Generation of Leaders
"Many think of CNHA today as providing all these programs and services, but I think the more significant achievement of the organization has been the grooming of a generation of leaders. You see them through out the community and I get to meet them all the time in different leadership roles and areas of influence. That is the real systemic contribution that CNHA has made. We have helped to uplift and raise many of the leaders today."
- Kūhiō Lewis, CNHA President & CEO
Join our virtual celebration!
In honor of our 20th birthday, CNHA will be celebrating virtually through a series of discussions on KHON2's Living808.
To kick off our series, President & CEO Kūhiō Lewis talked with anchor Ross Shimabuku about CNHA's beginnings.