The 9th Annual Kalama Heritage Festival 

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT: UPCOMING EVENT IS POSTPONED

The health and safety of our patrons and local communities are our top priorities as we all work together to combat the spread of COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, and in cooperation with local and state health officials, and touring artists, the Foundation has decided to postpone the upcoming events until further notice.

WE ARE PLANNING TO RESCHEDULE THE EVENT

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR RESCHEDULING INFORMATION

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   CONTACT Gloria (206) 484-2511 or nahaleagloria@yahoo.com

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The  ANNUAL

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PENDING RESCHEDULING:The Pacific Ohana Foundation-Kalama Heritage Festival We at The Kalama Heritage Festival are Proud and Honored To Announce the Appearance and Performance by Hawaiian Recording Artist; MULTI AWARD WINNER AMY HANAIALI'I  as Our Headliner For The 9th Annual Kalama Heritage Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets AVAILABLE SOON!

Amy Hānaialiʻi is Hawai’i’s top-selling female vocalist of all time! Including 6 Grammy® Award Nominations for BEST HAWAIIAN MUSIC ALBUM & BEST NATIVE ROOT MUSIC ALBUM as well as Amy’s albums have garnered 18 Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards

Email: alohaislandtreasures@yahoo.com 

LAST YEAR'S KALAMA HERITAGE FESTIVAL '19

TEMPORARY PHOTO LOCATION

 

FRIDAY, June 28 Opening Events

Photos by Nostalgic Memories by Lea Cook

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Mahalo~ Lea)

 

SATURDAY June 29 

Cyndi Pa~ Colors of Hawaii Pa'u Riders 

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SATURDAY June 29

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SUNDAY EVENTS June 30

UPLOADS..Sunday events at

The Kalama Heritage Festival Beach Landing,

Melveen Leed Hula Workshop

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PERFORMERS..


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   CONTACT Gloria (206) 484-2511 or nahaleagloria@yahoo.com

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New CDs with Jerome Koko

 Buy Maunalua's CD

  Bobby's Newly Released  SOLO CD

Former Lead Fire Knife Dancer Of The                          Polynesian Cultural Center B. Aliinu'u

New CDs

Concert Was Saturday, June 29 in The New Marine Park Amphitheater

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Mr. Bobby Moderow Jr.

Joined our Lineup of Performers showcasing his NEW Solo Selections  CD "Inspired" "Mahalo Nui Loa Bobby for sharing your gift"of music with us! '2019

Mr. Jerome Koko with Uncle Daniel Ho​ debuting/doing some songs from

Jerome's new CD "Makaha Son's Jerome Koko" at The Kalama Heritage Festival '2019 

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Debuting Jerome's New Solo CD

<- Local Band "Northwest Blend"

 Local Regae Band

"No Worriez" with

Albie Smith joined us.

Thank You  ->

Kalama Heritage Festival 2019
Napua and Friends Contemporary

Hawaiian & Traditional Musical &

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Napua and Friends Comprise of  Contemporary and Traditional

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The revival of the Kalama Heritage Festival

Honoring Kalama Elders

The Bell on One Hundred Eighty Years of History Rang

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 A little over one hundred eighty years ago, in 1837 a 26 year-old man from Kula Maui, Hawaii tells his wife, Keaka Jack, “I am leaving.  I will be back in one year.  If I do not return in that time, I will be dead.”  He never returned to Hawaii remaining in the Pacific Northwest Territories and started instead a dynasty.  December 20, 2017 was the day the dynasty was greatly impacted: the last of 21 grandchildren of this Hawaiian man died.  While this passing was dramatic in the family, it signifies the strength of family.  The power of the family continues through their children and generations yet to come.  To honor the future of these next generations a John Kalama Family Reunion will be held June 29-30, 2018, in Kalama, Washington. John Kalama and his brother Sam arrived from Hawaii in 1837 in the Northwest as employees of the Hudson Bay Company.  Sam eventually returned to Hawaii.  John remained in the Hudson Bay Company employ until 1850 working as a “Middleman” or “Laborer.”  He was posted at the Nez Perce, Snake River, Nisqually, Fort Vancouver and Cowlitz Farms company sites. After paying a high price for Mary Martin, daughter of the Nisqually Tribal chief Sulkadin (Henry) Martin he married and fathered a son, Peter Kalama. A daughter died as a child.  John died in 1870 and is buried “just below Cascade Locks on the Washington side.”Peter followed his father in laying the groundwork for the John Kalama family dynasty.  At age 19 he left his Yelm, Washington home to expand his formal education.  He attended the Forest Grove Indian Training School, then Tualatin Academy, a college preparatory school affiliated with Pacific University.  Peter lived in Warm Springs, Oregon for a time with his first wife.  He later returned to Yelm and served as a tribal governmental leader.  He spoke fluent Nisqually, negotiated with federal and state governmental agencies and taught many how to use the tribal natural resources.For John through Peter dynasty is family. Peter’s heritage is ½ Hawaiian and ½ Indian. He eventually had 21 children.  With Lillie Pitt he had 4 sons and 4 daughters.  With Sophie Skamink he had a daughter.  With Alice Jackson he had 7 daughters and 5 sons.  These children are ¼ Hawaiian and ¾ Indian.  Peter’s children became tribal council members, highly educated officials, and well respected tribal leaders. These children are all now gone with the passing of the last of Peter’s children, Zelma Kalama McCloud’s in December 2017.  But they live on through their children.  Family is strong.  The John Kalama Family Reunion will celebrate the dynasty!

CAMPING: Camp Kalama  @ 5055 N Meeker Dr  .Kalama, WA (800) 750-2456 or (360) 673-2456

Look at the images BELOW
Are they the same place?

THE ANSWER IS NO... THE FIRST IMAGE IS THE PIONEER INN IN LAHAINA MAUI...

THE SECOND ONE IS MCMENAMINS KALAMA HARBOR LODGE, Kalama Washington

More on the Kalama tie to Maui to come.

Here is some insight into The Pioneer Inn
Pioneer Inn Lahaina Maui - Built in 1901 (658 Wharf Street, Lahaina) Lahaina's first hotel.and the

oldest in continuous operation in the state of Hawaii. Built by Canadian immigrant George Alan

Freeland, was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who came to the islands in

pursuit of a criminal and decided to stay. For a long time, the Pioneer Inn was the only hotel in

Lahaina.    The hotel underwent anextensive expansion in 1964. The Pioneer Inn was first called

the Pioneer Hotel back when there were no lodgings on the island at all. Located in the Heart

of Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii Long the residence of Maui kings and chiefs, Lahaina preserves the

atmosphere of a mid-19th century Hawaiian seaport, when it was a favorite port of call for

American whalers. It was also the center of missionary activities.

The Pioneer Inn is a contributing building in the Lahaina Historic District. This historic district

in Lahaina, Hawaii, on the west side of the island of Maui, was declared a National Historic

Landmark in 1962. The Inn is the oldest hotel on Maui and the oldest in continuous operation in

the state of Hawaii.

It celebrated its 100th year anniversary on December 8, 2001. Built in 1901, the Pioneer Inn is the

oldest hotel in Hawaii and captures the ambiance of old whaling days and the plantation era,

with architecture that evokes the tranquil lifestyle of turn-of-the-century Lahaina. This charming,

renovated hotel once the whaling capital of the Pacific. Located at the water's edge on historic

Lahaina Harbor.

The movie "The Devil at 4 O'clock," starring Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra and including

Lahaina residents as extras was filmed on location around the Pioneer Inn during the summer

of 1960. Tracy and actress Katharine Hepburn spent so much time there during the filming that the

suite they stayed in is known as the "Tracy-Hepburn Suite."

Its architecture is an example of a late-19th-century country inn with a collar of lacy columns and

railings surroundingthe exterior on both levels. The old section on the waterfront still contains

the original planks with square nails in place. Pioneer Inn, a member of Historic Hotels of

America since 2016, dates back to 1901.

Pioneer Inn is a member of Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National

Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across

America.

 
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