PA’I Foundation is proud to have been a partner along with Papa Ola Lōkahi and the native Hawaiian community to host Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – The Sixth Gathering in Honolulu, Hawai‘i September 3-9, 2010. The celebration of our cultural traditions throughout the gathering was a powerful testament to our indigenous communities.
Executive Director of PA‘I, Vicky Holt Takamine, served as the conference director for the gathering of over 2,100 participants from Aotearoa, First Nations Canada, Native Americans, native Hawaiians, aborigines from Australia and other natives of South America and around the world.
Takamine was joined by fellow kumu hula and their hālau hula at Kualoa to officially open the gathering with hula pahu. The kumu, all graduates of well known kumu hula Maiki Aiu Lake, are:
- Robert Cazimero, Hālau Nā Kamalei
- Vicky Holt Takamine, Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima
- Māpuana deSilva, Halau Mohala ‘Ilima
- Michael Pili Pang, Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau
- Manu Boyd, Hālau ‘A‘ali‘i Kū Makani
Photos courtesy of Kapulani Landgraf