Hui Nohona

Na Makamae: Aaron Mahi, Hui Nohona

June 28, 2019

Our Na Makamae for June is a face familiar to many: Aaron Mahi, a Hawaiian cultural specialist assistant with our Hui Nohona team.

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Hui Nohona Provide Trainings, Webinars to Staff

November 23, 2018

Our Hui Nohona culture team stayed busy through the month of October, giving several trainings, webinars, and demonstrations to staff and program families.

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Jan Dill Receives Angels In Adoption Award

November 18, 2015

Jan Dill, President of Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF), received the Angels in Adoption recognition, an award from a program hosted by the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute.

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Ka ‘Ike Nohona – An Imu With American Savings Bank Hawaii

September 21, 2015

With support through a grant from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Partners in Development Foundation welcomed members of the Leadership Academy at American Savings Bank Hawaii to participate in a “Ka ‘Ike Nohona – Understanding Cultural Practices” workshop.

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Ka ʻIke Nohona – Imu Project

March 19, 2015

Now days it’s uncommon to see people cooking in an imu, but Partners In Development Foundation plans to keep the ancient Hawaiian tradition alive. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has granted funding for PIDF to offer an new program called Ka ʻIke Nohona (the understanding of cultural practices).

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Hawaiian Thought of the Week

October 1, 2014

In Hawaiian culture, mana is a spiritual quality that is considered to have supernatural origin, a sacred force. It is a form of a spiritual energy in addition to healing power, which can be found in places, objects as well as within people.

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Hawaiian Thought of the Week

August 19, 2014

Figuratively speaking in English, using “kai nō” in this manner can be seen as a colloquial way of saying something like, “I thought we were supposed to work on Friday, but it was a holiday,” as compared to the more formal example, “I had no prior knowledge that there was a holiday last week.”

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Hawaiian Thought of the Week

July 30, 2014

‘ōlelo: Language, speech, quotation, statement, utterance, quote, converse, tell

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RLB Servant Leadership

July 21, 2014

Rider Levett Bucknall staff participated in Partners In Development Foundation’s servant leadership program.

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Hawaiian Thought of the Week: Hanu

June 16, 2014

Honi ihu (the touching of nose to nose) is a traditional form of greeting one another. It is the practice of hanu, taking in the essence of another, and respectfully acknowledging the presence of his/her ancestors.

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