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Weaving Hawai'i's past, present and future 

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Welina Mai Kākou!

E lawe i ke aʻo a mālama, a e ʻoi mau ka naʻauao.

He who takes his teachings and applies them increases his knowledge.

Mission Statement

To study, conserve, and honor the creative endeavors of the peoples of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific while promoting education in the 

sciences and the evolution of the arts. Ulana: weaving the past, present and future.

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About
Ulana

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Situated in the heart of the Pacific, Ulana endeavors to make a humble contribution to the collective efforts of individuals, institutions, and communities to maintain and transfer traditional knowledge while celebrating the contemporary culture of the people of Oceania. Read more about Ulana here.

Exhibits

To prize greatly, value greatly, especially of something in danger of being lost

This exhibit will highlight four cherished plants, namely the ʻŌhiʻa Lehua, Hala, Kauila, and Ipu. These lāʻau are threatened by invasive species, which impact cultural practices, landscapes, and our ecosystems.

Celebrated, noted or legendary places of Hawai'i.

Highlights place names around Hawaiʻi island through the lens of a moʻolelo (story) titled Kamiki. 

Kona

Kona

Hāmākua

Hāmākua

Hilo

Hilo

Puna

Puna

Kaʻū

Kaʻū

Resources

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ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Class

Thank you to all who registered for our free ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi class taught by Kumu Jen Miles. Looking forward to seeing you at our next class!

If you missed the deadline, reach out to us to find out when the next class will be offered.

Coloring Pages

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Free download: four coloring pages correlating to ʻōlelo noʻeau about ʻōhiʻa.

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