The LVHCC in the Community
Drone video provided by a sponsor – Unmanned Advantage Services – at our 2018 Ho’olaule’a
Watch Pelekikena Iho Nei Dorinda Burnet & Auntie Rosita Lee talk about AAPI in Las Vegas on an episode of Clark County TV’s “Influences of Asia and the Pacific“
Listen/watch as Pelekikena Iho Nei Dorinda Burnet talks about the history of our Lahui & how LV is the “9th Island” https://www.facebook.com/phlvradio/videos/535203593944587/?t=37
LVHCC joined our 9th Island vendors, musicians, & community partners in the “Sweet Things” Pop-up event at 2 Scoops of Aloha in February as shown in the video below.
LVHCC marched in the 11th Annual Chinese New Year in the Desert Parade on February 4th. The route ran from 11th Avenue to 7th Avenue along Fremont Street and we were one of 40 different organizations attending. Mahalo nui loa to Na Hula Hali’a Aloha Preservation and the Kanaka Hekili Motorcycle Club for marching and riding with us! Mahalo as well to 2 Scoops of Aloha for providing the snacks and drinks while we marched!
LVHCC partnered with the Las Vegas Museum of Natural history to support their “STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Spring Week Theme Week” event on April 16th. Two sessions focused on Hula instruction with accompanying Mele & “Make It/Take It” Kukui Nut Wrist Lei making sessions. Both sessions included Kumu Vincent Iokimo Souza providing a brief history and introduction to Hula. Over 100 attendees came to watch, participate, and make their wrist leis to take home!
LVHCC in collaboration with the North Las Vegas Library District partnered for two Hawaiian Cultural Events in May. On May 12th, at the Aliante Library in partnership with Hālau Nā Leo Kahikilani under the direction of Kumu Hula Kahiki Kay-Akana, the first event occurred with Hula performed by the Hālau as well as audience participation. On May 19th, at the Alexander Library, a second Event occurred.
On May 22, LVHCC conducted its 2nd Annual “Spring into Wellness” Health Expo at the Miracle Flights parking lot near the airport. Our event was generously sponsored by a grant from Papa Ola Lokahi in Hawai’i. We had over 30 Vendors, martial arts & dance Demonstrators, and Pipeline2Paradise provided music and announcements. LVHCC also presented three very deserving Keiki with $500 grants to attend the Kamehameha Schools Ho’omaka’ika’i Exploration Camp on O’ahu this summer; Mahalo nui loa to Ninth Island Aunties for donating the leis for the winners, Maika’i! The Lion Dance by Lohan School of Shaolin to kick the vent off was terrific! And 2 Scoops of Aloha’s support with Spam Musubis & Bentos for sale rounded out a great day!
In celebration with the Henderson Libraries, LVHCC celebrated the 150th King Kamehameha Day at the Paseo Verde Library in Henderson on Jun 11th. The day was a celebration of King Kamehameha I with Hula and ʻOli. LVHCC also recognized the 2021 reestablishment of our partnership with the Library system by honoring the Hawaiian Heritage Legacy Collection Initiative Commissioners & the Library System for their work in 2011-2012 to donate over 430 books purchased with a well planned grant. LVHCC continues this legacy by having donated over 370 books in 2021, with more on the way in 2022, using a generous grant from COX Communications. Our goal is 1000 books total in ‘Olelo Hawai’i and English combined from 2012 to present and we are well on our way!