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About Basic Hawaiian
Basic Hawaiian was developed by a dynamic, highly creative team made up of Hawaiian language and culture experts, web programmers and designers, digital storytellers and photographers under the leadership of award-winning educator and Hawaiian language and culture expert Dr. Kū Kahakalau.
The initial development of Basic Hawaiian was funded through a three-year Hawaiian language revitalization grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) to INPEACE, a for impact organization, headquartered in Kapolei, Oʻahu, with a mission “to improve the quality of life for Native Hawaiians through community partnerships that provide educational opportunities and promote self-sufficiency.”
After completion of the grant, Basic Hawaiian was purchased by Kū-A-Kanaka, a Native Hawaiian social enterprise located on Hawai'i Island, with a commitment to revitalize and normalize the use of Hawaiian among Native Hawaiians.
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See whatʻs included
Over 250 vocabulary
Mele, oli and ʻōlelo noʻeau (including audio and video examples, translations and background information)
Offline ʻohana activities
Hawaiian culture and values intertwined in all lessons
CRITERIA FOR SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANIES,
AND OTHERS REGISTERING AS A GROUP:
• Each HUI must have at least 25 members.
• Each HUI is responsible to pay the full cost for each group member, as determined by
• In order to be treated as a HUI, you must select one of the group members as the HUI Representative. This representative will be the primary point of contact between the HUI and Basic Hawaiian staff, as well as the person responsible for group payment.
• Hui Representative must be registered for Basic Hawaiian.
If you meet all the criteria please fill out the form below