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For our 20th convention, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is excited to bring the community together virtually for three days of meaningful panel discussions and interactive workshops. Attendees will hear from Native Hawaiian leaders and collaborate with other entrepreneurs, artists, cultural practitioners, and thinkers to discuss important issues and the future directions for our people.

He ʻAʻaliʻi Kū Makani Mai Kākou; ʻAʻohe Makani Nāna E Kulaʻi

We Are The Wind-Resisting ʻAʻaliʻi;
No Gale Can Push Us Over 

This year's convention theme is inspired by the resilience of our Native Hawaiian people, whom like the ʻaʻaliʻi plant continue to grow and thrive no matter how heavy a wind we are up against. 

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Cultural Workshops and Breakouts led by Practitioners

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Economic Development & Housing Forums

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Gubernatorial Conversation with Candidates



DECEMBER 6, 2021

9:00am - 3:00pm HST


Dr. Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa



Halealoha Ayau


Kumu Hula Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu



Makana Kāne-Kuahiwanui

Hosted by McKenna Maduli


Kumu Hula Lanakila Mangauil


Dr. Kalei Nuʻuhiwa


Keliʻi Grace
ʻĀina Paikai
Ty Sanga
Justyn Ah Chong


Dr. Kamanaʻopono Crabbe

Rick Barboza


Hōkūlani Holt Padilla
John Villiarimo


Kealoha Domingo


ʻIʻini Kahakalau


Waiʻaleʻale Sarsona
Ānuenue DeSoto

Koʻiahi Pūnua


Andrew Aki


Donavan Kealoha


Mehanaokala Hind
Leilani Garner


100 Generations of Native Hawaiian Ancestors Leading Us Into the Future

Mālama Iwi Kūpuna

Nā Pōhaku Kahuna o Kapaemahū: Telling stories by Kanaka for Kanaka

Waimakalehua: Female Rites of Passage

Community Investing

Pule from the Mauna

Makahiki Then, Makahiki Now

Native Hawaiian Filmmakers-Shorts: Ala Moana Boys; Hawaiian Soul; Hae Hawaiʻi; Down on the Sidewalk in Waikīkī

Hoʻoponopono for the ʻOhana

Hawaiian Plants for the Hawaiian Home

Moʻolelo, A Guide to Personal Success

Hawaiian Cooking

Hawaiians on TikTok

ʻŌiwi Leadership

Hawaiians in Crypto

Purple Maiʻa

CNHA Programs

Convention Scholarship Now Open

CNHA understands that there are some in our community who would like to attend, but may not be able to afford to do so. If you are interested in a scholarship to help offset the cost of attendance for this year's convention, please fill out the form below.

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