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.
God bless Uncle Thomas (Tommy) Hashimoto our E Alu Pu and Limu Hui kupuna and founding member of the Hui Maka’ainana o Makana who left this mortal coil on February 12, 2019. Before passing he was visited by many cherished friends and shared favorite memories and wishes.
Eric Co is the Senior Program Officer of Marine Conservation for the Harold K.L Castle Foundation. Eric has over 15 years professional experience working in the fields of marine science and conservation in Hawai‘i, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, and Australia. His Master’s thesis was a study on the integration of Traditional Hawaiian marine management […]
Endless mahalo to Kīpahulu ʻOhana for hosting the 11th Annual Gathering of the E Alu Pū network. Check out our summary report by clicking here!: E Alu Pū 2014 Summary Report