Kāmau a Ea: Hawaiian Governance Summit Series

What is Kāmau a Ea?

Kāmau a Ea is a series of governance summits aimed at bringing together leaders of Hawaiian self-governance initiatives. Summit I, which was held on November 28th and 29th, 2012, was a large-group orientation, planning, and visioning session for the purpose of educating and informing OHA, Hawaiʻi communities, and the lāhui about ongoing Hawaiian governance and self-determination initiatives. Summit IV is scheduled for April 11th and 12th, 2014.

The name of the series, Kāmau a Ea, holds significant meaning. First, Ea is translated here as “life” but also means sovereignty, rule, and independence as embodied in the words that Kauikeaouli uttered on Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Restoration Day and that has become our state motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono. Second, Kāmau means “to keep on, continue, persevere, last, add a little more” and speaks to the efforts of those who have endeavored and persevered since 1893 to restore Ea to Hawaiians.

Summit I: November 2012 – Day 1 Video Archive

Summit I was a two day summit, and the first in a series of scheduled summits that convene leaders of Hawaiian self-governance and self-determination initiatives. Here is a copy of the two-day agenda of Summit I. The video presentations that follow are from day 1 of Summit I and are taken directly from the original Livestream broadcast.

Summit II: May 2013

Summit II was a two day summit, and the second in a series of scheduled summits that convene leaders of Hawaiian self-governance and self-determination initiatives. Summit II was held at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Summit III: September 2013

We wlll post the details of Summit III as they become available.

Hawaiian Governance Summit Survey

In preparation for Summit II and Summit III, weʻd like to hear from you. In the next day or two, we will be soliciting input through a survey, so please check back with us.