Untitled design-2.jpg

KO MĀKOU INOA

(Our Name)

E ALA E | RISE! This is a call for our Native Hawaiian communities to unite as one hui (group) to focus shared passions and energies toward creating enduring memories for all.

KO MĀKOU LŌKŌ

The rising of the sun from the earth provides hope for each new day. Our ancestor Kāne is a primary source of life as he provides our most basic needs.

The patterning of the sun in a pōhaku (stone) relief-like petroglyph is a beautiful and elegant reminder of our ancient art of passing 'ike (knowledge) and wisdom, telling the important stories and celebrating victories of our people from one generation to the next.

Pōhaku represents Papahānaumoku - Earth Mother, bearer of islands, and the oldest mo'olelo (story) of Hawai'i.  It is the firm foundation of that which we are building together.  - Kumu Hula Kaleo Trinidad

(Our Logo)

EHCC%20transp%20logo_edited.png
ʻO WAI MĀKOU

(Who We Are)

E Ala E Hawaiian Cultural Center (EHCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Hawaiian cultural organization formed in Virginia in December 2017 to preserve and perpetuate the vibrancy of the Native Hawaiian people and culture.  The organization was founded with a shared vision and common values to help create an inclusive community for people from all backgrounds who desire to come together in the spirit of aloha.

In the first two years of operation, cultural courses, workshops, seminars, events, and activities in the National Capital Region include hula (dance), 'ōlelo (language), oli (chant), cooking classes, kākau (tattoo), and Hawaiian fashion, Our strategic plan expands on the activities performed to date and frames and implements the next steps toward achieving the broader mission and vision.

(The Family)

KA ʻOHANA
Kumu Keone Nunes

Kumu Keone Nunes

Advisor

Ku'ulei Stockman

Ku`ulei Stockman

Community Director, Board Secretary

Onalani

Onalani Farias

Alaka`i

Nalei Stewart

Nalei Stewart

Alaka`i

Kumu Kaleo Trinidad

Kumu Hula Kaleo Trinidad

Chief Cultural Officer

Jason Greenawalt

Jason Greenawalt

Board Member

Faith Mana Pa`ahana-Brown

Faith Mana Pa`ahana-Brown

Advisor

Kelly Kahalewai McKeague

Kelly Kahalewai McKeague

Ret. Major General, USAF

Chairman of the Board

Moani Farias

Moani Farias

Alaka`i

Kalia Stewart

Kalia Stewart

Alaka`i

Marilyn Farias

Marilyn Farias

Operations Director

Learn More
Keawe Anderson

Keawe Anderson

Board Treasurer

Leihua Stewart

Leihua Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Ka'ihilei Farias

Ka'ihilei Farias

Kāko`o

Learn More
Jonah Stewart

Jonah Stewart

Alaka`i