Organizations that perpetuate Hawaiian culture
These organizations are centered on or contribute to perpetuating Native Hawaiian language, culture and ways of life. Not all organizations listed are classified as "NHO" and not all NHOs are listed. For the DOI list of NHOs updated March 2 2020, visit this link.
Culture Perpetuation & Education
Men's Culture & Capacity Building Conference
Aha Kāne's vision is to "nurture a healthier Native Hawaiian male population by eliminating psychosocial, health, and educational disparities through activities founded on traditional cultural practices that build sustainability in the community."
Preservation of Cultural & Spiritual Practices
Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi's mission is to perpetuate the cultural and spiritual practices of Native Hawaiians. They strive to, among other things, "restore the cultural connection between land and community, develop ongoing sustainable programs, and provide green jobs and opportunities.
Perpetuating Cultural Education
Koka supports a culturally rich learning environment for keiki and centers all of its programs around Hawaiian culture. While the organization primarily focuses on opio, it seens enriching the community as an integral part of improving learning for keiki as well. Thusly, various community workshops are held throughout the year.
PURPLE MAI‘A FOUNDATION
Purple Mai‘a integrates Hawaiian values with technology to engage youth and the wider community as indigenous technologists--ideators and users of technology that promote sustainable practices and solutions for a better society. Among its programs Purple Mai‘a teaches coding and computer science to native Hawaiian and other youth groups underrepresented in tech.
Liliuokalani Trust is a private foundation that was established to ensure the well-being of orphan and destitute children with preference given to Native Hawaiian children. In addition to the trust's programs, which are founded on Hawaiian cultural values, the trust also holds agriculture and conservation lands.
Agriculture, Conservation & Ancestral Land Management