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Preservation work with individual Küpuna is a year-round ongoing activity.
See Küpuna section for detail on those HPS is working with.


February 2001

April 2001

  • Premiere of nationally-televised "EGG the arts show" segment on hula, featuring: Nona Beamer, Maile Loo, and Sonny Ching; work of HPS is noted on EGG's website

  • Receive grant from the Robert E. Black Fund, for development of a prototype Online Multimedia Hula Library

  • Mention of HPS work in "Old Friends" column of MidWeek newspaper which profiled Nona Beamer

  • Appearance by Nona Beamer and Maile Loo on the KHON Morning show with Leslie Wilcox and Kirk Matthews to discuss HPS

May 2001

  • Receive donation of 50 boxes of text-based Hawai'iana study material from Nona Beamer

June 2001

  • Receive grant from Nadao & Mieko Yoshinaga Foundation, for video/computer equipment

July 2001

  • Organize a Küpuna panel featuring Uncle George Nä`ope, Auntie Pulu'elo Park, and Auntie Nona Beamer, to speak on hula kahiko and the feature of hula, at the World Conference on Hula, sponsored by the Kanaka`ole Foundation

Featured Küpuna: Pulu'elo Park, George Nä`ope, Nona Beamer in Hilo, Hawai'i

Uncle George Nä`ope chanting for the audience

Aunty Nona Beamer explaining her hula technique
  • "Newsbrief" column in Office of Hawaiian Affairs monthly newsletter "Ka Wai Ola o OHA", focusing on the work of HPS and the need for ongoing financial support from the community - July 2001 issue pdf available for download

  • Open office in Kane`ohe with partners Pipeline Digital and Specific Video

November 2001

  • Expand HPS working board to include additional members with decades of non-profit leadership and experience

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