Native Artist Professional Development Training POSTPONED

From First Peoples Fund:

First Peoples Fund (FPF) is committed to providing and maintaining a safe, healthy environment for everyone in our FPF family — artists, trainers, employees, partners and friends. your safety and well-being are always our top priority.

Therefore, in response to the rapidly occurring developments associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19), FPF has postponed all scheduled NAPDs starting March 12 through April 12, 2020. FPF plans on reaching out to each partner to identify potential new dates post April 12, 2020.

We will continue to closely monitor the coronavirus situation and will keep you informed of any relevant updates associated with upcoming First Peoples Fund programs, events and meetings. If any changes occur, we will send communications to all affected parties, as well as make updates on our website: https://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/announcement

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your NAPD.
For information regarding Covid-19 and guidelines to help keep yourself and your loved ones healthy, we recommend you visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


Kapālama Kai Street Fest is POSTPONED

From Kamehameha Schools:

Aloha kākou,

Due to growing concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Kamehameha Schools is postponing the Kapālama Kai Street Fest scheduled for this Saturday, March 14, 2020.

The health and safety of Hawai‘i’s residents is a priority to Kamehameha Schools.  This includes taking measures to avoid unnecessary risks ensuring the well-being of our partners, tenants, volunteers, employees and the community at-large.

We do not take this decision lightly as we acknowledge the hard work that has gone into preparing for this event with a commitment to celebrate both the rich history and future possibilities for Kapālama Kai. 

Kamehameha Schools envisions the Kapālama Kai Street Fest as an annual event in the Kapālama-Kalihi community.Therefore, we will continue to monitor updates from the CDC and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, with the goal of determining a future date for the Street Fest with community health and well-being in mind.

We appreciate your understanding as we work together through these emerging issues and look forward to partnering with you to share the vision of Kapālama Kai—a community where people can live, work and thrive.   

Hawaiʻi’s Remarkable Woman: Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine

Our Executive Director, Vicky Holt Takamine, was named by KITV 4 to be Hawaiʻi’s Remarkable Woman.  Click here to go to the story.


Intercultural Leadership Institute: Year 3

We are excited to release the interest form guidelines for the third cohort of the Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI), a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) and PA’I Foundation.
As leaders of these organizations, we have grown together, built trust with one another time over time and developed a shared analysis of the need for a leadership program of, by and for the artists and culture bearers in our communities. ILI is the result of our collaborative effort and we invite you to spread the word and encourage great potential participants to submit interest for the 2020-21 cohort.
Thank you!
Michelle Ramos, Alternate ROOTS Executive Director
Lori Pourier, First Peoples Fund President & CEO
Maria López DeLeón, NALAC President & CEO
Vicky Takamine, PA’I Foundation Executive Director
Carlton Turner, Sipp Culture (founding member of ILI Partners Team)
To submit your interest, click here.

New Haumana Enrollment


If you are interested in this new class, please CLICK HERE to go to the new haumana registration form.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email Char at char@paifoundation.org.

*All of our hula classes are held at the PAʻI Arts & Cultural Center: 904 Kohou St. #102, Honolulu, HI 96817.


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