Whether you grew up dancing hula, speaking ‘ōlelo or enjoyed singing Hawaiian music, many of you, like myself, lost much of our Hawaiian practices at home and in our ‘ohana generations ago. The Hawaiian culture and language is the piko, the center of who we are, and allows a perspective that is often unexplainable in words.
At Ka Hale Hoaka, our mission is to create a new generation of storytellers and guardian guided by traditional answers and wisdom. Investing in a strong cultural foundation for your keiki can be the change that you have always in your ‘ohana. Ka Hale Hoaka offers educational experiences for all ages through a Hawaiian perspective. We aspire to bring culture and values into every home in Hawai‘i and beyond. Together, we will build new leaders grounded in their identity with a firm sense of kuleana to place and community.
Our curriculum aims to teach youth how to better navigate todayʻs world and although many of our values are shared universally some are unique to our culture. These loina Hawai‘i or traditional Hawaiian values offer a perspective of life that allows you to view things in a meaningful and holistic way through the eyes of our ancestors. These values can be applied to anyone, anywhere, in any situation to better navigate our relationships to others and the natural world around us. Through mo‘olelo, (oral tradition), ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i, (Hawaiian language), hula and oli, (dance & chant), we explore various forms of artistic expression. Our haumāna (students) develop their communication skills, self confidence, and critical thinking abilities. You as a makua (parent/ guardian) will also be able to witness or even join in on the process. We founded Ka Hale Hoaka on the belief that ancient wisdom holds the answers to modern day problems, the curriculum is based on the Hawaiian proverb, "I ka wā ma mua, i ka wā ma hope," the future is in our past. This is the perfect time and opportunity for entire families to rediscover these truths.