Ms. Luana Kawa

University of Hawaii-Maui College

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University of Hawaii-Maui College


Aloha! I am a Kumu Hula and educator on the beautiful island of Maui in Hawaiʻi with a Bachelorʻs degree in Hawaiian Studies and a Masterʻs degree in Secondary Education. Fluent in Hawaiian Language, I do Hawaiian language translations and cultural consulting as a part-time business. In 2002, I received the traditional rites of Kumu Hula (Hula Master) and have been the instructor, owner and operator for Hālau Kili‘o‘opu since 1995. My Kumu Hula include Nina Maxwell, Kealiʻi Reichel, Uluwehi Guerrero and Hōkūlani Holt. In addition to my cultural training and work, I am also a writer and specialize in press releases, web and blog content. I currently work and teach at University of Hawai'i Maui College. My ultimate accomplishment is being a wife and mother of 5 beautiful children.