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Native Hawaiian
Cultural Competence

Native Hawaiian Cultural Competence refers to an understanding of the behaviors, beliefs, values and practices of the Native Hawaiian Culture. For organizations dealing with the Hawaiian Community or sharing or promoting the Hawaiian Culture, a high degree of Native Hawaiian Cultural Competence is critically important.

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ork with many industries, including the hospitality industry in particular, Food & Beverage, Travel & Tourism, Events, Lodging, and Recreation that provide products and or services to visitors from around the world that come to Hawaii, in part, to experience the Hawaiian culture.

Our Native Hawaiian Cultural Competence services and training include, but are not limited to the following: 
Culturally Competent Branding, Community Liaison, Cultural Program Assessments, Crisis Intervention & Management, Issue Specific Consultation & Training, Continuing Education, Resource Management, Culture Consultatant, Ho'oponopono (cultural mediation), Customized Programs amd 'Awa Ceremony. For more information on the above services see below.


Hawaiian Culture
Competent Branding

We can ensure that what you look, smell, sound, feel, and taste like are culturally sensitive and appropriate relative to the Hawaiian Culture.  Services here include:  Development of Name, slogan, and logo.  Consultation on physical structure, interior, and landscape design.  In addition, we can review and ensure that your marketing, promotions, and customer service programs are cultural competence.

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Hawaiian Community Liaison
We can assist you in presenting your ideas, product, and or project, to the Native Hawaiian Community.  This will be done in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner that will enhance community interest, understanding, benefit, and acceptance.  

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Cultural Program Assessments
Besides providing general Cultural Competence Assessments for organizations,  we can assess your ongoing Cultural specific program.  Whether it's entertainment featuring Hawaiian music and dance, cultural tours on your property, or any other program or event featuring the Native Hawaiian Culture, we can let you know if it is culturally competent.  Whether you want to improve an existing cultural program or start a new program, we can help.


Cultural Crisis
Intervention & Mitigation

The elements of organization crisis typically include: (a) a threat to the organization, (b) the element of surprise, (c) a short time to respond, and (d) a need to change.  Kūkulu can help you deal with threats before, during, and after they have occurred.  The Kūkulu Team has the resources, skills, and techniques required to identify, assess, understand, and cope with serious situations from first impact to recovery.

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Issue Specific Consultation & Training

We can provide your organization with issue specific consultation and training on just about any  issue you may encounter.  Training is available for management and or staff.  Training may take the form of mentoring, one to one coaching, seminars, workshops, breakout sessions, and off-site retreats.

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Continuing Education
Cultural intelligence and competence is a process that requires constant effort and attention.  We can provide your organization with the initial education, as well periodic monitoring and continuing education, as needed.  Our goal is to help your organization reach and maintain optimum cultural competence for excellence.


Hawaiian Culture
Resource Management

We can assist your organization in the management of physical cultural resources on your property such as:  Ancient trails, walls, fish ponds, heiau, burial grounds, and other sites.  We can ensure that your treatment of such important historical, cultural, and spiritual places and items are culturally sensitive and appropriate.  In addition, we can ensure that you are compliant with any applicable laws and or regulations for such resources.


Hawaiian Culture Consultant
Consultation on issues relating to traditional Hawaiian Culture.


Traditional Hawaiian process of problem solving and healing between individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.  


Multicultural Competence
Cross-cultural programs for business are designed to provide organization's with an overview of Polynesian cultures including, but not limited to, Hawaiian, Samoan, Tahitian, Tongan, and Maori cultures.  We also have the capacity to develop programs for many Pacific Rim nations such as the Philippines, Japan, and China. Programs are designed to develop a working knowledge and  understanding of the social, economic, political, and  business environments of targeted cultures.  Our programs will help organizations interact with clients and prospects from other cultures effectively and respectfully.  Programs can be delivered on site throughout the Pacific Triangle and beyond.

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Customized Programs
We would be happy to work with you to design a program that will address your specific and unique needs and wants.


Non-Disclosure Policy
Note: All services provided to Clients and all information obtained from Clients will be carried out and maintained under CIH's Non-Disclosure Policy.  All relevant and pertinent information will be kept confidential including our list of Clients. No information will be shared or used to market or promote CIH that may identify any Client.


Hawaiian 'Awa Ceremony
Has many uses and benefits. May be used to welcome important guess and facilitate introductions. Can be used as part of the process of 
hoʻoponopono. Or can simply be used to facilitate important or casual communications.

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