Nānā I Ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu. Come talk story with Dr. Kalei Kanuha

Nānā I Ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu. Come talk story with Dr. Kalei Kanuha!
Date: 11/29/22
Time: 3-4:30 pm HST

Please join us to talk story with Dr. Kalei Kanuha, one of the authors of Nānā I Ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu, which is a true gift to our community. This third volume presents ancient and fundamental Hawaiian values and traditions associated with grieving and healing practices with the goal of addressing modern-day family conflicts, including drug addiction, abandonment, divorce, incarceration, and domestic violence. This book and discussion are intended for teachers, clergy, medical practitioners, social workers, law enforcement, and community leaders. It will empower those who seek to integrate a more meaningful understanding of Hawaiian beliefs into our community.

Note: MAHALO NUI to Native Books for offering a 15% discount code “heluekolutalkstory” which is valid now through November 30 on their website https://www.nativebookshawaii.org/ Discount available for one book per person.

Valli Kalei Kanuha was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaiʻi in the 1950s, is the daughter of a Kanaka ʻŌiwi father and Nisei mother. Dr. Kanuha considers herself an indigenous, critical feminist, activist-practitioner-scholar. For almost 50 years, her practice and research have been dedicated to analyzing the impact of colonization, racism, and masculinity on gender violence in Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, māhū, and communities of color. Her current interests are focused on alternative justice interventions aimed at healing instead of punishment; restoration instead of abandonment. Kalei is Teaching Professor and Director of the MSW Program at the University of Washington School of Social Work. Each and every day, Kalei honors her mother, grandmother, and Aunty Malia Craver for their embodiment of aloha.


  1. Asia Ellis-Fujimoto

    Nānā I Ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu

    87-616 Farrington Highway Unit B
    Waianae, HI 96792

  2. Don Robbins

    Hello, my name is Don Robbins and I am the editor of the MidWeek Windward O‘ahu Voice newspaper. I would like to do a feature article on Compassionate Ko‘olaupoko, what the organization does and how it helps the community. Is there a spokesperson that could be interviewed by email and photos of previous events that we could run? Thank you kindly, Don

  3. Karen Makishima

    Where will the talk story event take place?


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