12th Annual Native Hawaiian convention begins

Hundreds gathered at the convention center Tuesday morning, for day one of the 12th Annual Native Hawaiian convention.

The three-day event brings together registered Native Hawaiian leaders, cultural practitioners and community members to talk about problems facing Native Hawaiians.

The event is free and organizers encourage everyone to come down and participate.

“Absolutely groundbreaking work, I think that the essence of this convening is that we have over 600 Hawaiians registered to gather over the next three days to talk about the priorities whether that’s education, housing, health care, but really to frame what it looks like what are the solutions,” Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement President and CEO Michelle Kauhane said.

An opening ceremony and blessing will be held Wednesday.

If you would like to attend the convention, click here to can register on-line.

Click here to look at convention agenda.

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