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BIG ISLAND

AHA PUHALA O PUNA
P. O. Box 1746
Keaau, HI 96749
(Puna District)
Tel. (808) 966-6076
Aha Puhala O Puna is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the culture and art of Hawaiian Lauhala Weaving. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month and is available to do demonstrations in weaving or teach at community events or private institutions.

HALE NAUA III

P. O. Box 1047
Volcano, Hawaii 96785
(Volcano Area)
Tel. (808) 985-8556
Hale Naua means the House of Geneology / History / Law. A non-profit organization that promotes the esoteric - the spiritual - the symbolic - the metaphorical parts of pre-contact Hawaiian culture through seminars, lectures, and workshops. The group also showcases 150 native Hawaiian artists and artisans.

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KAUAI

HOOKIPA NETWORK OF HAWAIIAN CBO'S ON KAUAI
P.O. Box 88
Kapaa, HI 96746
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 821-CBOS
Taroist community-based organizations (CBOs) that just do it: what it is is up to us. Based on the premise of "Ahupua'a" (self-reliance), their mission is to restore and re-use cultural spaces around the island.

KAUAI HERITAGE CENTER OF HAWAIIAN CULTURE & THE ARTS
Kauai Village
4-831 Kuhio Highway, Suite 308
Kapaa, HI 96746
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 821-2070
Founded in 1998, this cultural education center has become a valuable resource of all things Hawaiian. Their mission is to nurture a greater sense of appreciation and respect for the Hawaiian culture. The Center's offerings include classes in Hawaiian language, hula, lei and cordage making, the lunar calendar and chanting. Excursions to significant cultural sites are planned periodically. Donations are accepted.

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MAUI

FRIENDS OF MOKUULA
505 Front Street, Suite 234
Lahaina, HI 96761
(West Maui)
Tel. (808) 661-3659
Beneath a County Park in Lahaina, Maui is one of Hawaii's most historical and sacred treasures. Lying virtually undisturbed for almost a century, Mokuula, a political and spiritual center, and ancient home of Maui's Chiefly lines, awaits its reawakening. The Friends of Mokuula are working toward the restoration of this very historic site.

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OAHU

HAWAII STATE HISTORICAL PRESERVATION DIVISION
Department Of Land & Natural Resources
601 Kamokila Blvd., Rm. 555
Kapolei, HI 96707
(Leeward Oahu)
Tel. (808) 692-8015
Provides the public with information on historic properties, history and culture of Hawaii.

HAWAIIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
560 Kawaiahao
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 537-6271
Founded in 1892 and dedicated to preserving historical materials relating to Hawaii and the Pacific Region and to publishing scholarly research on Hawaiian and Pacific history. Lectures and other programs, free to the public, on various aspects of Hawaiian history. Call for schedule.

HISTORIC HAWAII FOUNDATION
680 Iwilei Road
Honolulu, HI 96817
(Honolulu / Kapalama Area)
Tel. (808) 523-2900
A non-profit organization with extensive photographic and written archival materials relating to historical and cultural sites throughout the islands.

MOANALUA GARDENS FOUNDATION
1352 Pineapple Place
Honolulu, HI 96819
(Honolulu / Moanalua Area)
Tel. (808) 839-5334
A non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and perpetuate the native culture and environment of Hawaii through education. Educational products include school programs, books, videos, curriculum, and the distance learning TV show "Exploring the Islands" on the local PBS station. MGF presents the annual Prince Lot Hula Festival every third Saturday in July at Moanalua Gardens.

NATION OF HAWAII
Puuhonua O Waimanalo Village
41-1300 Waikupanaha Street
Waimanalo, HI 96795
(Windward Oahu)
Tel. 808-259-9018
"Ua Mau Ka Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono" - The Life/Sovereignty of the Land is perpetuated in Righteousness. To obtain further information regarding the development of Hawaiian Independence, please visit their site.

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS (OHA)
Culture Office
711 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 500
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 594-1930
OHA is a semi-autonomous state agency whose mandate is to improve the condition of native Hawaiians (all individuals whose ancestors were natives of the Hawaiian Islands prior to 1778). The OHA mission is the betterment of conditions for all Hawaiians and to provide Hawaiians with the opportunity for a better life and future. The OHA Culture Office provides free information about the Hawaiian culture. Call for more information about OHA programs, services and activities, or visit their site.

PACIFIC ISLANDS INSTITUTE
3566 Harding Avenue, Suite 202
Honolulu, HI 96816
(All Hawaiian Islands)
Tel. (808) 732-1999
Headquartered on the Island of Oahu, the Pacific Islands Institute provides group educational travel experiences with classes and field trips in Hawaii and the South Pacific focusing on cultural heritage and natural history.

STATE COUNCIL ON HAWAIIAN HERITAGE
355 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 536-6540
A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture. The Council conducts seminars, classes, conferences, and workshops in various aspects of the culture including hula, language and history.

THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS (SFCA)
44 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(Honolulu / Downtown Area)
Tel. (808) 586-0300
Headquartered on Oahu, the SFCA is the official arts agency of the State of Hawaii and its duties include the stimulation, guidance and promotion of culture and the arts and history and the humanities throughout the state. For more information please visit their site.

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