Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou Conference

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Community News, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Planning Office

3rd Annual Conference on Community Development and Financing – “Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou”

Windward Community College
Hale Akoakoa – Kaneohe, Hawaii

Aloha kakou,

A wi! If you represent your Hawaiian homestead community association or simply interested in developing your technical skills, knowledge and building your network, take advantage of this opportunity to attend the 3rd Annual Conference on Community Development and Financing – “Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou” to beheld on the campus of the University of Hawai’i – Windward Community College – Hale Akoakoa.

Just a sample of what you may miss out and will need to “catch up later on…”

Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920

Former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa

We often overlook, make assumptions and even do not understand the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920 as led by Hawai’i Territory Congressional Delegate Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole.

This session will be presented by an advocate, supporter and champion of the native Hawaiian population whose work helped with the reauthorization of the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) which help provide infrastructure for DHHL and Native American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes and clans.

This session will be held on the first day.

Capital Fundraising 201: Building Your Vision

John Aeto, Kalaimoku Group

John follows up to the Capital Fundraising 101 presented at last year’s 2014 Community Development & Financing Conference at Ka’iwakiloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at Kamehameha Schools – Kapalama Campus. During that session, John provided a “surprised awakening” to conference attendees!

You will need to hear his advice and recommendations.

Linking Money to Mission: A Balancing Act

Jennifer Kawar, Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Jennifer Kawar, of Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) based in San Francisco and leads the business development and loan origination activities for NFF’s Financial Services practice, as well as developing strategies and partnerships to increase the flow of capital to the social sector.

Jennifer will be sharing her knowledge and expertise for non-profits such as community organizations and others in aligning their strategies.

Jennifer worked as a securities analyst, business development officer, credit administrator and portfolio manager for financial institutions including Bank of America, GE Capital and TIAA-CREF.

For Conference Registration

Email [email protected] or use the attached form.

DHHL Scholarships Available for Selected Hawaiian Homestead Communities

A limited amount of scholarships are available for selected Hawaiian Homestead communities. Please contact your Hawaiian homestead community leadership if your community qualifies.

2014 2nd Annual Conference on Community Development and Financing – “Kanu Me Ka Laulima Kakou”

Excerpts and feedback received from our 2nd Annual Conference held at Kaiwakiloumoku Cultural Center at Kamehameha Schools – Kapalama Campus provided professional, business, communities and agencies knowledge base and processes in building capacity for a wide spectrum of individuals, entities and organizations. For a recap of last year’s conference, click here

Auamo I Na Alaka’i (AINA)

“AINA supports all Hawaiian Homestead community organizations in Hawai‘i by strengthening their capacity
building and discovering opportunities towards self-governance through education, training and exploration.”


For More Information see www.hookupaa.org or Email [email protected]