Save the Date – 9th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention Set for October 2010

Jul 01 2010

Save the Date – 9th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention Set for October 2010

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Organizers of one of the largest gatherings of Native Hawaiian community and cultural practitioners have set the dates of the 9th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention for October 11 -14, 2010. Members of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) confirmed the event location at the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu.

“Our theme this year will focus on the power of community ideas and unity in rebuilding an economy that honors the identity of Hawaii,” said Robin Puanani Danner, CNHA President and CEO. “Our members and community leaders hold valuable keys to the future success of Hawaii and have certainly influenced many of the policy makers who are vying to lead our state in the 2010 election cycle.  We want to make sure that we give them our energy and our best ideas.”

A new partnership with multiple Native organizations and businesses will also be launched at the Convention in October to engage Next Generation leaders.  Organizers will be coordinating a youth and elders conference early in the week of the Convention.

“Bringing these two generations together is perhaps the single most important addition to the annual convention,” said Napali Woode, CNHA Senior Vice President.  “We really appreciate Professor Lilikala Kame’eleihiwa’s work in making this powerful component a regular part of Convention.”

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s Chairman of the Board, Alvin Parker, will open the 9th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention along with CNHA’s 14 other Board members.  “We look forward to every year that Hawaiians gather and work together,” Parker explains. “It is a chance to see the remarkable daily efforts of community leaders around the state.”

Registration and sponsorship packages for the Convention will be available in the following months. Special room rates at the Ala Moana Hotel will also be available for Convention participants. To learn more about the 9th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, please contact CNHA via telephone at 808.596.8155 or via email atinfo@hawaiiancouncil.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 well-being of Hawaii through the cultural, economic, 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 info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or visit our website at www.hawaiiancouncil.org.