Kapolei, HI—The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) looks forward to hosting its 13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention from September 30th, 2014 through October 2, 2014. This year, CNHA is partnering with the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly (SCHHA) combining the annual meeting of homestead leaders with the annual meeting of Native Hawaiian organizations, members, and leaders in various sectors of community work. The theme, “We Are Many, We Are One” referencing our individual identities in the broader Native Community is reflected in the new structure of convention events, which now hosts caucus convening meetings over two of three days.
“The convention has always intended to be a place for meeting, sharing, and collaborating with other community members and organizations. The caucus groups traditionally meet on Tuesday, all day, but this year, we will have half of the caucuses meet on Tuesday and half on Wednesday, allowing convention attendees to sit in or participate in more than one caucus meeting,” shares Michelle Kauhane, CNHA President.
CNHA encourages convention attendees to register for this year’s activities and attend a caucus, or several caucus sessions, throughout the first two days. On Thursday, all the caucus leaders will report their top policy priorities to the convention attendees at the Policy Roundtable.
Each caucus will host special guest speakers leading panels, technical trainings, or presentations focused on their respective topics of Housing, Homestead, Health, Education, Small Business, Native Arts and Cultural Practitioners, Next Generation, and Blue Continent (Pacific Island Roundtable). The full list of caucus leaders, speakers, trainings, and panels will be released in September.
Community leaders and other convention attendees participate in the Homestead Caucus at the 12th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention last year.
Online registration to the 13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention can be found here: http://goo.gl/cBpBmE. Lodging arrangements will be available through the Ala Moana Hotel with special guest rates for Convention attendees, click the link to access: http://goo.gl/F8w9X1. Nightly Rates: $149- Kona Tower & $169-Waikiki Tower. For more information, please feel free to call (808) 596-8155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CNHA is a national network of Native Hawaiian Organizations, providing assistance in accessing capital and technical resources, and is a policy voice on issues important to Native Hawaiian communities. Its mission is to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians. For more information about CNHA please contact us at 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by e-mail at email@example.com, or at www.hawaiiancouncil.org.
The SCHHA’s mission is to preserve life and liberty and property of its beneficiaries by providing for practice, preservation of culture, ohana, rights and freedom of traditional worship and beliefs as the traditional heirs of the lands. For more information about the SCHHA you may contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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