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Mar 21, 2019

FVCC Global Programs Presents History of Hawaii & Hula on April 11

Flathead Valley Community College’s Global Programs will host an evening presentation on the history of Hawaii and the hula dance. Instructors from the Montana-based Hālau will discuss the history of the Hawaiian people and hula’s place in their culture on Thursday, April 11. “History of Hawaii and Hula Dance: The Heartbeat of the Hawaiian People” will begin at 6 p.m. in the large community room of the Arts and Technology Building. The event is free and open to the community.

The Hālau teaches Hawaiian culture, language, history and dance and operates under the direction of Kumu Blaine Kamalani Kia, of O’ahu, Hawaii and Kumu Juni Kalāhikiola Lovel of Sacramento, California. The school is supported by Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the study, awareness and preservation of Hawaiian dance, language and culture.

Hālau instructors Sharon Kawaokele Pillsbury and Skye Kalani Hatfield will lead the discussion at FVCC and demonstrate hula chanting and dancing.

For more information, contact Gerda Reeb at or 756-3889.