Poster: 2021 Pacific Islander Festival and Ho’olaule’a (Some rights reserved)
Bringing Aloha spirit to Las Vegas, Hawaii’s ‘Ninth Island’ – Fox 5
Native Hawaiians flock to Las Vegas for affordable living
How This Mainland City Became Known as Hawaii’s ‘Ninth Island’ – Fodors
Welcome to Hawaii’s ‘Ninth Island’ (2010) – Plate lunch. Lomi lomi. Ukulele. North Shore. If those words sound familiar, you might have Hawaiian in your blood. Las Vegas has one of the largest local populations outside Hawaii itself – that’s why it’s nicknamed the “Ninth Island.” We celebrate with island transplants who now make their home in Las Vegas. Why do so many islanders move to Las Vegas? And how do they keep the island spirit alive so far from the ocean and coconut trees? The deejay of KUNV’s “Little Grass Shack” Hawaiian music show and a hula instructor bring their love of slack key and dance to our studios.
Hawaii Connections (The Ninth Island)
Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club – Facebook – @LasVegasHCC
Where to eat?
Las Vegas Locally recommends Aloha Specialties restaurant in @thecalcasino
Quick. Can you say Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen.