Registration is now open for CNHA’s first Native Hawaiian Convention on the continent, June 19-22, 2023, in Las Vegas. The inaugural Western Regional Native Hawaiian Convention will be held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino and feature a Hula Showcase as well as discussions on cultural perpetuation, housing and tourism.

For two decades, the Native Hawaiian Convention has served as the largest gathering of Native Hawaiians to discuss issues facing our community. It’s only fitting that we take convention to the continental United States now that the amount of Native Hawaiians living there has surpassed the number residing in our ancestral homeland. This convention will serve as an opportunity to re-connect with our ‘ohana who have left the islands; share our stories, successes and struggles; and chart a course forward towards our common goals for our community.

The convention will bring Native Hawaiian practitioners, educators, entrepreneurs, healthcare and housing providers, elders, artisans, entertainers and the youth together in Las Vegas, the city with the third highest Native Hawaiian population in the country.

The Western Regional Native Hawaiian Convention will feature:

      • Mele & Hula: two nights of performances by Hawaiʻi artists and hālau
      • Workshops and presentations on Native Hawaiian cultural practices
      • Panels and breakouts with national and Hawaiʻi experts discussing policy issues impacting Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders across the nation
      • Information on programs, grants, and services available to support the Native Hawaiian community, organizations and businesses
      • Network with over 1,000 attendees – business leaders, cultural practitioners, government officials and community leaders

Early bird rates are available now through April 15.

Step 1

View the agenda for details on workshops, discussions and events at this yearʻs convention

Step 2

Purchase your 4-day ticket to the Convention, Early Bird pricing available to April 15, 2023

Step 3

Book your hotel room at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, convention rates below

Step 4

CNHA is working on discounted airline flights, Stay tuned for more information

Early Bird Registration Fee


$250 for CNHA Members

4-Day Convention Access

Mele, Oli and Hula Workshops, Plenary and Breakout Sessions

Pop Up Makeke, Refreshment Breaks and Pa`ina Lunch

Mele & Hula Evening Shows

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Located just one block from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) offers legendary entertainment and some of the most spacious rooms in Las Vegas. Enjoy the World’s Largest Race & Sports Book, dine at the world-famous Benihana, Fresco Italiano, or the #1 rated restaurant in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor, Edge Steakhouse. The fun continues with iconic performers like Barry Manilow, in additional to a variety of Cabaret shows. Additionally, our resort has a Las Vegas Monorail stop onsite for easy access to the rest of the excitement on the Las Vegas Strip.

Rooms Rates

Signature Rooms, King or Double/Double bedding, $89 per night

Luxe Rooms, King or Queen/Queen bedding, $99 per night

Rates are quoted for single or double occupancy.  Additional guest is $35 per person per night.

All rates are subject to 13.38% tax

A mandatory Resort Fee of $30 per night provides guests with wireless internet access for three devices (excluding the convention area), Cardio Room access for up to two adults, Use of the in-room safe, Local and toll-free domestic (800) calls.

Reservation Details

Check-in is at 3:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM.  All guest arriving before 3:00 PM will be accommodated as rooms become available.  The hotel Bell Desk can arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are unavailable for guests attending functions on departure day.  If you would like to guarantee your room is available for check-in prior to 3:00 PM, please reserve your room from the night prior and notate in your reservation for an early morning arrival. 

All reservations will require a one (1) night advance deposit per room, plus tax, to guarantee accommodations.  All major credit cards are acceptable.  Credit cards will be charged at the time of the reservation.  All advance reservation deposits are completely refundable if cancelled (1) week prior to arrival.

Reservations Deadline:  May 24, 2023

Please make your reservations by calling 1-800-732-7117 and provide the group code:  SNHC3R (between 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM (EST) daily.

Or go online at

Children under 18 years of age are not permitted to check into or stay in a guest room for any period of time without the supervision of an adult over the age of 18 years old.  Children under 21 years of age are not permitted in any gaming area of the casino nor at any bar.  The Cardio Room is reserved for those 18 years of age and up.

What’s on the Agenda?

Monday, June 19, 2023

Monday’s agenda will focus on the perpetuation of our moʻomeheu (Hawaiian culture). Our kūpuna developed these sacred traditions over millennia and carefully passed them down through the generations to a handful of keepers who today guard and maintain them for the future of our Lāhui (nation). Renowned experts will host workshops focusing on mele (songs), oli (chants) and hula (dance). Monday is considered pre-convention, allowing those ‘eleu (diligent) guests who get situated in Vegas early to attend bonus activities.

  • Pop-Up Mākeke (Marketplace)
  • 2 Hula Workshops
  • 2 Oli Workshops
  • 1 Genealogy Workshop
  • 1 Moʻolelo Workshop
  • 2 Mele Hawaiʻi Workshops
  • Not included in the registration fee: In the evening enjoy a special opening event featuring Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awardees (ticketed and not included in registration)

Additional information will be announced soon

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Day Two officially kicks off the inaugural Western Regional Native Hawaiian Convention with an Opening Ceremony and cultural protocol. Plenary activities include keynote speech and panel discussions about the new geographical boundaries of our Lāhui, while understanding that our kulāiwi is still what connects us as a people and calls all of us home. The afternoon will include breakout discussions on critical policy issues. The day closes with an evening hula showcase.

  • Pop-Up Mākeke (Marketplace)
  • Opening Ceremony
  • General Session
  • 10 Breakout Sessions
  • Business Mixer
  • Mele and Hula Evening Show

Additional information will be announced soon

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Day Three’s plenary agenda will include a keynote speech and panel discussions with national and local thought leaders and government officials as they tackle the most pressing policy issues facing our community in Hawaiʻi and across the nation. The afternoon will include breakout discussions to identify and develop Native Hawaiian policy priorities.  The day closes with another hula showcase.

  • Pop-Up Mākeke (Marketplace)
  • General Session
  • 10 Breakout Sessions
  • Policy Roundtable
  • Mele and Hula Evening Show

Additional information will be announced soon

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Day Four will feature a half-day of plenary activities to close out the inaugural Western Regional Native Hawaiian Convention. Keynote and panel discussions will focus on economic development opportunities for Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs. The agenda will end with cultural protocol and closing remarks.

  • Closing Ceremony
  • Paʻina Lunch

Additional information will be announced soon


What is Early Bird pricing and how long is it available?

Early Bird rates offer $50 off normal ticket pricing and are available through April 15, 2023.

What do the different ticketing prices mean?

CNHA members enjoy numerous benefits, including discounted tickets to conventions. For just $250 – a full fifty dollars below general admission prices – CNHA members can experience the best of what our convention has to offer!

Interested in becoming a member? Click here for more details and join today!

Will this be the only Native Hawaiian Convention in 2023?

No! CNHA will be hosting our 22nd Annual Native Hawaiian Convention later this year on Oʻahu.

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