Kāne Kūkākūkā

Open to all kāne over 18, share your manaʻo with other kāne and help improve health services for kānaka maoli!

Learn more about our upcoming FOA Informational Webinar!

About Kū Ola

  Started under the guidance of Kauka Kekuni Blaisdell, Kū Ola is committed to improving the health and well-being of Native Hawaiian kāne living in Hawai‘i. In partnership with the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center, we holomua with community health kūkākūkā that enrich kāne experiences with health services and health choices.


Informational Webinar: Kū Ola Program members will be available on Tuesday, September 12 at 1:00 PM to provide an overview of the FOA, advise on research concepts, respond to questions, and as needed, facilitate collaborations with investigators at the partnering institution; interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Connection details are provided below.

Webinar Zoom Info:

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Password: 510237

‘Ike Kūpuna

‘Ai Pono

Uncle Herbert Hoe shares his mana‘o about ‘ai pono which aims to improve the health of Native Hawaiian men by incorporating a traditional Hawaiian diet. Learn how to prepare these ono dishes and how they will benefit you and your ‘ohana!


Sonny Kaulukuku teaches the Hawaiian art of kaula [cordage]. Kaula formed a key cornerstone of Hawaiian society and used for hunting, fishing, and construction. Join us in learning about how this traditional practice relates to Hawaiian health and culture.


We share our ‘ike on the message of Pule, and its role in the lives of our ancestors and us today. Our featured kupuna kāne is Kahu Aaron Mahi, who shares his mana‘o and ‘ike on how to compose a prayer to bridge the connection between kāne to Mākua.