By Billy Kinney Waipā Foundation (Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, USA) This global E Alu Pū gathering started with the greeting of the many familiar faces, then from across the courtyard we received simultaneous requests to be welcomed by unfamiliar ones. Though unacquainted with the faces, the sounds and modulation of those sounds were all too familiar. The […]
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There is a Hawaiian proverb that says: “(t)he land is the chief; man is its servant.”  It is often cited among Native Hawaiian and grassroots community stewardship networks my organization is privileged to serve. Feeling it might resonate with new friends, I used it in my talk at an inaugural gathering of Indigenous peoples and local community International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Members in Antigua, Guatemala. The thoughtful reflections in the room affirmed for me that my home – an isolated community over 2,000 miles of ocean away from others – is connected to a larger global family. We can build bridges.
E Alu Pū Global Gathering
This is a kāhea (call) to our indigenous ʻohana (family) and place-based grassroots leaders from around the Pacific and the world.
Uncle Allen Kaiaokamalie spent alot of time at Keomoku, Maunalei Ahupua’a where he had his “limu farm” as he called it. It turned out to be an appropriate name for that place because he became very successful at growing ogo in open ocean cages. Early attempts to grow limu in this manner ended with frustration. […]
On Saturday, May 7, 2016 the Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi is partnering with organic taro farmer, Anthony Deluze, the second “Lā Hana” (community workday) @ Kaʻonohi Farm (Oʻahu, Hawaii)
Aloha kākou! I serve as a council member for the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program and wanted to spread the word on their newest cost-share grant, “Cool Your School”. Many of you may have or know keiki attending a school that could benefit from a tree planting! The program also provides technical guidance to schools for […]
By Wally Ito – The following announcement came across my desk the other day. It is with great sadness that I relay the message of the passing of a great and gracious lady. When we think of the ancient Hawaiian diet we often think of fish and poi. Fish were abundant and readily harvested from […]
As Ancestral resources dwindle, the children of Kaʻūpūlehu remain steadfast in efforts to mālama (care for) ocean resources.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on Proposal to rest Ka’ūpūlehu’s Reef and Restore Abundance: What is being proposed? Who is behind Kaʻūpūlehu’s proposal?
MESSAGE FROM AUNTY HANNAH SPRINGER: “The families of Kuki`o and Ka`upulehu, have resisted movement away from our `aina aloha, the region of North Kona, called Kekaha and further described as wai`ole (without water). A forever independent lot, we have been goat herders and ranchers, truck drivers and educators, always fishing our home waters and tending […]