The Aha Punana Leo is often said to have the most developed set of Native American language revitalization programs in the United States. Our organization assists Native Hawaiians and indigenous peoples world wide who share our quest to maintain and develop traditional languages and cultures for life today. From a pioneer group of language nest immersion preschools, the Aha Punana Leo has evolved into a non-profit Native Hawaiian family-based educational corporation serving students and family members of all ages with a multitude of programs and functions. We began dedicated to the reestablishment of Hawaiian as a daily, living language. We remain committed to a clear and focused vision: The Hawaiian language shall live”.
Aha Punana Leo has been a key force in changing legislation in the state of Hawaii