At last a fun Hawaiian online program for the whole family

...wherever you are in the world!

I will help you break down the barriers to using 'Ōlelo Hawai'i in your every day life so you can fulfill your dream of finally being able to speak and use the Hawaiian language. After taking my classes you will be able to confidently start using 'Ōlelo Hawai'i from day 1!I am on a mission to help as many families as I can bring 'Ōlelo Hawai'i back into their daily lives. Together, we will build new leaders grounded in their identity with a firm sense of kuleana (responsibility) to place and community.

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Courses For Your Whole ʻOhana

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Adult Learners Ages 16+

Adult Learner

Virtual Hawai'i Based Curriculum

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MORE ABOUT YOUR KUMU

Kumu Maile Naehu

Tanya Mailelani Naehu is a Kanaka Maoli Boricua, educator, performer, artist, community organizer, and activist of Aloha ‘Āina from the island of Moloka’i, Hawaii.

Maile is co-founder of Ka Hale Hoaka, an online school of Hawaiian Knowledge based out of her off-grid home in Honouliwai valley where she and her eldest and only son, Kahale, and eldest daughter, Kapili create cross-disciplinary virtual courses that are taught through a Hawaiian lens. Her teachings are grounded in indigenous philosophies and practices such as mo’olelo, ʻōlelo Hawai’i, hula, and oli. She is also the director of the Molokaʻinuiahina project, a multi-generational community art project founded on traditional storytelling. By teaching via various art mediums through the vessel of moʻolelo she emphasizes the great importance of building communication skills, self-confidence, and a new generation of storytellers. It is based on the belief that the ancient wisdom of our ancestors is the answer to our modern-day problems.

As a cultural practitioner, she has represented Hawaii as a delegate in the World Wilderness Congress- Spain, a presenter for WIPCE(World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education), a Panelist on, “Feminism in Hawai’i,” at the Hawai’i Peoples Congress, and serves as a Hawaiian cultural consult and policy builder for ocean conservation with Taiatea-Aotearoa a partnership with The World Wilderness Federation. As most refer to her, Kumu Maile is the Program Director for Hui o Kuapā, 501c3, which restores loko iʻa and creates educational experiences for students of all ages. She is also the Hawaiian cultural arts consultant for Kualapu’u Public Charter School. Her storytelling has been shared around the Pacific and the world. Together, Maile and her husband Hano share the hip-hop stage as “The Paniolo Prince and his Queen Maile.“

Get To Know Ka Hale Hoaka Better

Help your 'ohana rediscover what makes our heritage and culture who we are

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN HAWAIIAN...

But donʻt know where to start?

Does This Sound Like You?

Ka Hale Hoaka is here to help you break down the barriers to using 'Ōlelo Hawai'i in your every day life!

  • Do you feel like... didn't believe in yourself
  • ​Does it seem... I have no outside help or resources that makes sense
  • Are you frustrated that... The market is in a downturn
  • ​And when it comes down to it, do you... want to learn the language and connect to the culture?

CHECK OUT WHAT OUR HAUMANA HAVE TO SAY!

See Why People Love Ka Hale Hoaka

This is the first time I truly feel proud of myself in embracing ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi because Kumu Maile has made me feel comfortable in being where I’m at and not feel shame that as a Hawaiian I don’t know my own language!

- Heather Jarvis Petersen

Kumu Maile brings indigenous wisdom and academic smarts to learning 'Ōlelo. Her teaching has opened my heart and soul to the wisdom of this place we live,to the conscience and protection.

Robin Ross

We were amazed at how professional the quality of the learning actually is. The technology was top notch, with the ability for keiki to build relationships with their kumu and one another!

Ronda Mapuana Hayashi-Simpliciano Mother and Vice Principal,Ānuenue Hawaiian Language Immersion School

OUR TALK STORY

Hānai Kia’i Roundtable Talk

Episodes

Crash Course for the super busy! Join Kumu Maile in our virtual classroom from anywhere in the world! 3 hours of LIVE virtual instruction.

Roundtable #1: Whoʻs on Your Waʻa

Kumu Maile Naehu led the discussion with a diverse group of mākua (parents) that shared their personal journey in raising bilingual keiki.

Roundtable #1: Whoʻs on Your Waʻa

This Hānai Kia’i Roundtable discussion focused on creating an immersive environment at home and with your ‘ohana.

Roundtable #1: Whoʻs on Your Waʻa

This Hānai Kia’i Roundtable discussion focused on traditional eating practices in modern Hawaiʻi.

WHAT WE OFFER

Our LIVE Classes

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3 HOUR CRASH COURSE

Papa Kahua

Crash Course for the super busy! Join Kumu Maile in our virtual classroom from anywhere in the world! 3 hours of LIVE virtual instruction.

  • Do you feel like... didn't believe in yourself
  • Includes a pre-work book, videos, and printer friendly version of the slides so that you can practice at home​
  • ​The replay will be available for 30 days after the class!

Our Global Reach

Check out our upcoming FREE workshops

In our schedule of events, we invite you to learn from teachers and practitioners that have become the best in their fields. Together, we will learn foundational knowledge from various loea, or masters.