Aha Hoolokahi aimed to shine the light on Ola and its many forms, bringing together kānaka from all walks of life to celebrate our lāhui and honor the collective strides made to ensure health and well-being are top of mind.

From the profound wisdom shared by keynote speakers Aunty Lynette Paglinawan, Hardy Spoehr, and Dr. Naleen Andrade to the diverse workshops and engaging sessions that were so intricately curated for this summit, Aha Hoolokahi truly provided the opportunity for us to hold space for each other, honor our foundations, and begin to create a roadmap to mauli ola for our lāhui.

We extend a huge mahalo to our host organization, UH West Oʻahu, our partners at ʻAʻaliʻi Alliance, our generous sponsors, our media crew from ʻŌiwi TV, and all the attendees who made this event possible. Your unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of our people is an inspiration.

Though we may have parted ways physically, we continue our journey together, honoring the foundations set before us and forging partnerships to pave the way for a vibrant and thriving future.

E ola mau!

Event Highlights

Presentations & Resources

Program Staff

  • Kim Ku‘ulei Birnie

    Director, Communication & Community Engagement

  • Kahikinaokalā Domingo

    Archive & Library Project Assistant

  • Hōkūlani Chong

    Administrative Support

  • Saige Leikuluwaimaka Meleiseā

    Archive & Library Project Assistant

  • Keawe Parker

    ʻo ia/he/they

    Communication Specialist

  • Momi Tolentino


    Communication & Community Relations Specialist


Kim Kuʻulei Birnie
(808) 597-6550