‘Ōiwi in the community
Throughout the year, 'Ōiwi regularly sponsors writing and art workshops with students and community members throughout the islands. Over the past decade, we have worked with Olomana school, Kamehameha Schools, Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Anuenue Hawaiian Language Immersion School, Native American Student Exchange, Native Nations, Halau Lokahi Public Charter School, Kanuikapono Public Charter School, and PALS Afterschool Literacy Program (Kamaile Academy, Maili Elementary, Makaha Elementary, and Wai'anae Elementary schools, Leeward O'ahu). We also regularly participate in workshops, conferences, and literary events, such as WIPCE (World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education), Bamboo Ridge Writers Institute, and the Hawai'i Book and Music Festival. Each October, we sponsor I Ka Makahiki, a celebration of Indigenous Literary Arts.