‘Ōiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal

‘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. 

Kanaka Maoli and Native American participants of the Native Nations Exchange participate in a writing and art workshop, Maunawili, O'ahu, 2006.


Release party for Sage U'ilani Takehiro's Honua, Kamakaküokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mänoa, 2006.

Hiko Hanapi screens t-shirt designs from his artwork in vol. 3 for audience members at "I ka Makahiki" 2006, celebration of Hawaiian literary arts.  Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse.

Release party for volume 3, Huliau, August 2005. 

above: Ensemble reading by authors; below: Kalani Kalima prepares to read. 

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