Mana Maoli News

Is This Your Dream Job?? New Position Open for MMʻs Mana Mele Project

Published January 10th, 2014

Are you or someone you know looking for a job opportunity that will both involve and benefit the local community, while raising awareness and support for Hawaiian charter school youth? If yes, read more below to find out more about our new position! Mana Maoli is now seeking to hire a Project Coordinator for our Mana Mele Project. This will be the primary focus of our Maoli Music program over the next 3+ years. Hours: Full-time hours are preferred (30-40hrs/wk), though part-time hours are possible if preferred by the top 2 candidates. Compensation: $18/hr. Higher hourly rate possible for candidates […]

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Presenting Mana Maoli’s Music Academy and Mobile Studio!!

Published January 7th, 2014

Welina! Cheeeehuuu, we’ve got AWESOME news to share!! Makahiki season blessings….Mana Maoli has just begun a project that includes: Building Hawaii’s first ever solar powered, community co-op Mobile Studio, with audio and video production capabilities. Creating and piloting curriculum toward Hawaii’s first Music and Multimedia Academy, where graduates will earn their high school diploma, are college and career ready and culturally grounded. We are partnering with 808 Urban youth artists to paint a mural on our mobile studio!  We superimposed a couple of their murals on  our trailer to help us all visualize … ideas anyone, on what might be […]

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Kānehūnāmoku Maritime Vocational Training Program

Published September 23rd, 2013

Now taking applications for Hālau Holomoana!   DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, September 25th 2013 LINK TO APPLICATION: Hālau Holomoana – FINAL Application Mana Maolis’ Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy is beginning a new project, E Mau Ka Holomoana.  The purpose of this project is to pilot a Hawaiian culture/waʻa based maritime vocational training program for high school juniors and seniors.  Based on our learning from grand master navigator Mau Piailug and the ʻohana of waʻa, we hope this program will inspire young Hawaiians to enter the maritime industry, to provide them with the skills necessary to enter confidently into 2 and 4 year academies, as […]

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Kānehūnāmoku 10th Anniversary Gear

Published June 26th, 2013

In celebration of Kānehūnāmokuʻs 10th anniversary, we have new gear for sale! Our theme is ʻaʻole o kana mai ka liʻu o ka paʻakai. There are many layers of meaning to this manaʻo…for starters liʻu is the like the ono of the salt. Anakala Eddie Kaanana shared with us that the paʻakai is our kupuna knowledge. ʻAʻole o kana mai…is a poetic way of saying wow, super, choke! If you would like to support the Kanehunamoku Voyaging Academy and sport our new digs…contact us via FB or email us at If you are on Oahu or Hawaii Island, we […]

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New Website!

Published June 19th, 2013

Big Mahalo to Ron The Website Guy for helping us design our new Mana Maoli website! For the new website, we wanted to clean things up and make it easier for people to find what they need. In particular, we wanted to inform people about our organization and we wanted to highlight the fact that we support 3 different programs that share the goal of educating children in academics as well as relating to Hawaiian culture.

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