In September 2016, Hawaiʻi’s fishers and farmers — our kua’āina people — connected powerfully with grassroots people from around the globe at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.
We experienced together that indigenous peoples and communities caring for the lands and waters of their places… is a GLOBAL movement worth celebrating!
For our 2016 year-end fundraiser, KUA hosted an ALL-ʻĀina WORLD Dance Party in support of this grassroots MOVEMENT.
Our goal was to raise $10,000 and get 100 people dancing in celebration of ʻaina momona — abundant lands and waters!
Thanks to all of YOU, we doubled down on our previous fundraising effort in 2014 and WOW LAULAU, we actually reached it!!!
At final count, we raised $11,015 in donations!! Just as important, we received and shared 15 dance videos featuring 100+ individuals/organizations who raised the roof on this movement-building work.
A big mahalo goes out to all the folks who showed up and supported us in all ways – in dance moves, in sweat equity and in dollars! We can’t possibly thank each one of you here, but know that we are humbled and awed by the outpour of aloha and are poised to put our achievements into action in this new and promising year.