University of Hawai‘i
at Mānoa

Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

2540 Maile Way Honolulu, HI 96822 Fax (808) 956-4599

Office

SPALD 256

Contact

Email

bfaria@hawaii.edu

Phone

808-956-4321

BRIAN KEOKI FARIA

Lo'i Education Specialist & Lecturer

Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

About

Keoki Faria is the assistant coordinator for Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘O Kānewai. He received his Bachelor’s in Hawaiian language at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is currently a Master’s candidate in Hawaiian language. Keoki has been with Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘O Kānewai as since 2001and has his relationship with the center has come full circle.  He first began to visit the loʻi as a student, then as a kumu in Hawaiian Language he would bring his students to the loʻi, and now working as a Kānewai staff member he is instrumental in introducing students and visitors of all ages to the practice of kalo cultivation.   With Keoki’s background in Hawaiian Language and a familial connection to the Niʻihau community, he brings a special ability to work with immersion youth and Hawaiian Language students wishing to bring the language into practice.