The 2019 Native Hawaiian Early Childhood Education Consortium Conference took place this month, bringing together Hawaiian organizations INPEACE, Keiki O Ka ʻĀina, and Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF).
‘Eleu is a collective of five early childhood education agencies: ‘Aha Pūnana Leo, ALU LIKE, Inc., Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE), Keiki O Ka ‘Āina Family Learning Centers (KOKA), and PIDF. ‘Eleu believes by advocating together with one voice, they can ensure that the children and communities of Hawaiʻi will continue to flourish.
This year’s theme was Ku and Kuʻe Resistence and Resilience, with a focus on historical trauma as it relates to recent events affecting our Native Hawaiian community. There was a presentation on Kapu Aloha by Manu Kaiama, and a talk by Pono Shim called “E ʻOhana Hou,” in which he discussed the deeper meaning of ʻohana.
Mahalo to our partner organizations and staff for their diligent work to put on the 2019 ʻEleu Conference!