Waimānalo Chainsaw Training 2022

Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo hosted one of the first in-person training workshops since the pandemic started. To address a need expressed by E Alu Pū network members, Godʻs Country Waimānalo (GCW), a chainsaw safety training workshop was offered. Eight Waimānalo community members who kōkua in the efforts of GCWʻs Ulu Pono Mahi ʻĀina agroforestry program along with a few KUA staff members participated in this training.

We have seasons. Our work is sacred. We persist.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CO-DIRECTOR | Aloha friends, ‘ohana and supporters… I’ve been reflecting on the enduring cycles and rhythms that, despite our separateness, we continue to share in together. That we are pulled by the same moon, warmed by the same sun, receive the same changing of seasons, overseen by the same fundamental energetics–Lono, Kanaloa, Kū, Kāne… They persist. As do we.

Reflections from Hui Mālama Loko Iʻa Gathering 2020

(Heʻeia, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu) ~ Hui Mālama Loko Iʻa is a growing consortium of fishpond practitioners and stewardship organizations from across Hawai’i. In February 2020, over 170 indigenous scientists, kia’i loko and grassroots aquaculture practitioners from arounf the Pacific gathered in the ahupua‘a (traditional land division) of He’eia, O’ahu for the 2020 Hui Mālama Loko I’a Annual […]

Reflections from Limu Hui Gathering 2019

(Hā‘ena, Halele‘a, Kaua‘i) ~ The Limu Hui was created in 2014 at the request of kūpuna (elders) who gather and care for native Hawaiian limu (seaweed) around the islands. Hosted by ‘Ewa Limu Project the focus of this initiative was to “gather the gatherers” and identify loea limu (limu experts) in our communities who still retain knowledge […]

E Alu Pū Gathering 2019: Intergenerational knowledge sharing and solidarity

In May of 2019, over 100 kiaʻi loko (fishpond caretakers) and supporters gathered at the Waialua Church Pavilion on Molokaʻi for the 2019 Annual Gathering. Hosted by Uncle Leimana Naki of Kahina Pohaku in Moanui, they shared knowledge, discussed, restored, built, and continued to set intentions for their mission: to empower a network of kiaʻi loko whose kuleana is to reactivate, restore, and cultivate loko iʻa guided by loko iʻa culture in pursuit of ʻāina momona for ʻohana and communities.

The rise of fishpond restoration a sign of hope in difficult times

In May of 2019, over 100 kiaʻi loko (fishpond caretakers) and supporters gathered at the Waialua Church Pavilion on Molokaʻi for the 2019 Annual Gathering. Hosted by Uncle Leimana Naki of Kahina Pohaku in Moanui, they shared knowledge, discussed, restored, built, and continued to set intentions for their mission: to empower a network of kiaʻi loko whose kuleana is to reactivate, restore, and cultivate loko iʻa guided by loko iʻa culture in pursuit of ʻāina momona for ʻohana and communities.

Loko Iʻa Gathering 2019: Building a fishpond, a hale, and a community

In May of 2019, over 100 kiaʻi loko (fishpond caretakers) and supporters gathered at the Waialua Church Pavilion on Molokaʻi for the 2019 Annual Gathering. Hosted by Uncle Leimana Naki of Kahina Pohaku in Moanui, they shared knowledge, discussed, restored, built, and continued to set intentions for their mission: to empower a network of kiaʻi loko whose kuleana is to reactivate, restore, and cultivate loko iʻa guided by loko iʻa culture in pursuit of ʻāina momona for ʻohana and communities.

Reflections from Limu Hui Gathering 2018

(Kalaemanō, Hawaiʻi) ~ The Limu Hui was birthed in the fall of 2014, at the request of kūpuna (elders) who gather and care for native Hawaiian limu (seaweed) around the islands.  Hosted by ‘Ewa Limu Project in partnership with KUA, its focus was to “gather the gatherers” and identify loea limu (limu experts) in our communities […]