The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs has awarded a $3,000 'Aha Hui grant to the Department of Human Services' Adult Protective Services in support of the 'Aha Kupuna conference scheduled for Saturday.
The 'Aha Kupuna conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College's Pilina Building. The free conference will promote various community organizations and services available for the Native Hawaiian community.
Guest speakers will include Kamana'opono Crabbe, executive director of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Colette Browne of the University of Hawaii's Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work and chef Joseph Wilkinson of Simply Healthy Cafe.
"The 'Aha Kupuna conference will create a stronger sense of rapport and teamwork amongst the Native Hawaiian community and providers who serve the Native Hawaiian population of Maui," said conference coordinator Scott Seto of the Department of Human Services.
There will be a free lunch by Simply Healthy Cafe and free health screenings by Hui No Ke Ola Pono.
For more information or to get involved, call 243-5151.