Kāmau a Ea: Hawaiian Governance Summit Series

What is Kāmau a Ea?

The Kāmau a Ea series of governance events have sought to engage leaders of Hawaiian self-governance initiatives in collective efforts to rebuild a Hawaiian nation.

The first four Kāmau a Ea gatherings focused on internal lāhui discussions. This final Kāmau a Ea 5 symposium brings experts from outside of our lāhui to share their insights regarding the establishment and reestablishment of nations at an international and federal/U.S. level.

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


Summit V: November 2014

 

A symposium will conclude the fifth and final series of Governance Summits on November 1st, 2014. This symposium will be held at McKinley High School's Auditorium.

Event:      Educational governance symposium
                 (Final event in the Kāmau a Ea series)
When:      November 1, 2014; 9 am – 4:30 pm
Purpose: To hear expert panelists discuss potential pathways to and outcomes of international and federal recognition
Where:     McKinley High School Auditorium • 1039 S King St., Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96814

Free tickets can be reserved by calling 808-594-1835. Tickets may be picked up at the symposium at Will Call or at the OHA Office (560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200).

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Kamau a Ea 5 Event Flyer (PDF)
Kamau a Ea 5 Agenda (PDF)
Kamau a Ea 5 panelist bio (PDF)
 


Summit IV: April 2014

Summit III was held on April 11th and 12th, 2014. Summit II was held at Na Lama Kukui at the OHA offices.

APRIL11TH, 2014 PRESENTATIONS

Morning Session Presentations by Soulee Stroud, Pōkā Laenui, Keoni Agard, Russell Stewart, Henry Noa.
Afternoon Session Presentations by Jon Osorio, Andre Perez, Walter Ritte, Bumpy Kanahele, Michelle Kauhane, Davianna McGregor, Kaleikoa Kaeo.
Afternoon Q/A Panel Discussion

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Summit III: September 2013

Summit III was held on March 14th and 15th, 2014. Summit II was held at Na Lama Kukui at the OHA offices.
 


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 I: November 2012

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.