Kumu Pua to NYC

Please help support this most important event!

Nā ʻŌiwi in conjunction with Redhawk Native  Arts Council,  A|P|A NYU, and many other Indigenous organizations is swiftly raising funds to bring Native Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner, Kumu Hula Pua Case  to NYC for Indigenous People’s Day October 08-09, 2017.

Kumu Pua  will help lead the sunrise ceremony and join other leaders, elders and medicine people from across North America, the Caribbean, Polynesian Islands and South America to sing, pray, and share their cultural traditions. This is her third year participating in the event.

Nā ʻŌiwi’s mission is to educate the NYC community on Hawaiian history, culture and voice. We are raising funds to cover airfare, food and lodging for the duration of Kumu Puaʻs travels.

More on Indigenous People’s Day in NYC (from Redhawk Native Arts Council):

The Indigenous Peoples Celebration of New York City is seeking funds for its third annual FREE gathering on Randall's Island, which will take place over two days on October 8th and 9th and will feature many indigenous performers and speakers. As always, we throw this event to honor and celebrate the Indigenous Peoples of this country. We also throw this event to highlight and support the current national movement to change outdated holidays and monuments honoring figures who brought harm on vulnerable populations. Specifically, we support and propose that Columbus Day be changed to Indigenous Peoples Day in New York City and that all monuments honoring Columbus be removed, as honoring this man is rooted in inaccuracy and celebrates a tragic history of genocide and violence against the Indigenous Peoples of this country. New York City’s celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day would contribute greatly to the healing of America’s indigenous community, and it would honor this community’s resilience, strength, and ongoing contributions to American culture and history. Indigenous Peoples and their voices are more important now than ever, with this community leading the way on current, urgent issues like the growing call for greater environmental awareness and protections. We will be honoring the Water Warriors of Standing Rock, Split Rock, and the Water is Life movement.

Sign our petition to ask New York City to join Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Minneapolis, Portland, Sante Fe, Berkeley, Rapid City, Madison, and many others cities who recognize that now is the time to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. Please help us raise funds to support this free community event as we gather on Randall's Island for two days to celebrate Indigenous Cultures.

Please sign our petition here: https://www.change.org/p/new-york-city-council-recognize-indigenous-peoples-day-nyc

*Please note that this fundraiser is part of a larger effort to raise funds to produce the Indigenous People's Celebration in NYC. To support the event at large please make an additional donation here:


Mahalo nui loa for your kokua! Any donation amount is welcome as well as your support in sharing this campaign with others.

Mahalo me ke aloha.
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