Ka Hale Hoaka is an online school of Hawaiian knowledge-based out of an off-the-grid home in the ahupuaʻa of Kūmimi, Molokai. Our Manaʻe location consists of a valley with a perennial stream, a loko kuapā, and a loko umeʻiki. We are currently restoring our poʻowai, ʻauwai, and three loʻi terraces. Our ahupuaʻa access also extends up mauka where we have future reforestation planned. We also have the kuleana to mālama ʻOhalahala fishpond at Kūmimi beach. We have a studio on-site that houses our art supplies and film, sound, and media production equipment.
Our skilled team consists of Hawaiian cultural practitioners, educators, film and music producers, artists, business professionals, and is composed predominantly of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi speakers. Ka Hale Hoakaʻs facilities coupled with our accessibility to ʻāina based activities have allowed us a vast spectrum of opportunities to inspire curricula and educational resources and experiences.
Our well-versed, multi-faceted team allows us to extend our outreach beyond Molokaʻi, throughout Hawaiʻi, and beyond.
We are service learners of all ages who care to build a stronger sense of self and place through aloha ʻāina experiences. Our classes and courses offer universal cultural understandings and values that are deeply rooted in Hawaiian perspectives. Our teachings are deeply rooted in traditional Hawaiian culture, yet embrace the innovative technology of contemporary mediums. As Aloha ʻāina educators we provide a wide variety of ways that we successfully connect Kanaka Maoli and keiki o ka ʻāina to Hawaiʻi. We also nurture a safe learning environment that encourages students to look to elders, ‘ohana, the natural world, and teachers for guidance.