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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

The Power of Poi

My family had a banana patch in Maunawili for 40 something years. My dad was first generation in Hawaiʻi, born in Okinawa. Momi is the person who first introduced me to the poi from Hoʻokuaʻāina. She told me, “Audrey, you gotta have this poi cause it’s the best one on the island.” I go, “Yeah right. Poi is poi.” Then she brought me some when I went to the dentist, because she was my teeth-cleaner. I said, “Oh my god, this is out of this world!” So I started going to Hoʻokuaʻāina.

Ka Piko o Kapalai

November 20, 2021 Aloha mai kākou, Itʻs amazing that 2021 is already coming to a close! Like everyone, we have done our best to navigate through this year and hope you all are doing well during these most challenging of times. In spite of the difficulties, we are grateful for the many highlights. Here are...

A Letter From Our Director – Oct. 2021

It’s been a long time and so much has happened since our last newsletter back in March 2020! Like everyone on the planet, we have done our best to navigate through the pandemic and hope each one of you are doing the best you can through these most challenging of times. I would like to share a few of Hoʻokuaʻāinaʻs highlights during this period as well as discuss what I believe to be the mindset of health and well-being from the perspective of our kūpuna to encourage us all.

ASA Program Update – Oct. 2021

I’m very grateful to have been put in many situations where I had to teach this summer. It’s definitely something out of my comfort zone but it’s taught me more than I could imagine. I’m more conscious of my actions, my words, my attitude, and my energy.

Ka Piko o Kapalai – Oct. 2021

At the junction of the Kaloʻs hā and lau lies the piko. This is the navel of the plant. An indispensable connection that tethers the ʻiʻo at the base of the kalo to the outstretched alo of the lau.

We invite you to join us in uplifting our community.

December 4th, 2020 Aloha mai kākou, As we all know, 2020 has indeed been a year full of challenges and adversity for many. Like everyone, we at Hoʻokuaʻāina are trying our hardest to pivot and adapt to the times to best meet the needs of our surrounding communities while continuing to fulfill the mission close...

Kilo with Kapalili Journal

We as kānaka, or people, have a kuleana to serve and to care well for the ʻāina we are given to steward. It is both a responsibility and a privilege. In order to mālama (care for) anyone well, a relationship must be cultivated. Through kilo, or observations, and by spending time caring for and cultivating ʻāina, we learn better what it needs.

Letter from the Director – July 21st, 2020

Aloha Mai Kākou, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! My last newsletter over three months ago was quite dire regarding the need for us all to be socially responsible in the face of mitigating COVID 19 with the mindset of preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. I think it safe to...

Education and Outreach Update: July 2020

Written By Makana Wilhelm – Education and Outreach Coordinator Aloha nui e ka mea heluhelu,  With schools closing down in March because of COVID-19, we wanted to find ways to continue connecting with our students while they were stuck at home. In our Kupuohi program, many of the schools visit 4 times during the year...

Program Update: July 2020

Written By Rachel Kapule – Program Coordinator He ʻaʻaliʻi ku makani mai au; ʻaʻohe makani nana e kulaʻi. ʻŌN #507I am a wind-resisting ʻaʻaliʻi; no gale can push me over.  These past few months have been challenging for us all, as many of our daily routines were thrown off balance. For those in school, classes...

Makaluhi: Our Story

2020 marks the year we take a step back as an ʻohana and makaluhi. Literally translated makaluhi means tired eyes but in this case, we use it as an adjective to describe “a period of rest or feasting which follows a prolonged season of toil” (wehewehe.org). We have certainly toiled and there is much more that lies ahead, but we are purposefully taking this year to makaluhi – to sit back a bit and gaze with satisfaction at how far we have come.

Maps & Government Docs

Maps of Koʻolaupoko http://www.avakonohiki.org/maps-koolaupoko.html Maps, Land Awards, Historic Sites of Kailua (Kipuka Database) http://kipukadatabase.com/kipuka/Ahupuaa.html?ObjectID=554&b=2 Compiled by Danielle Espiritu, Education Specialist

ʻŌlelo Noeau: Hoʻonahoa (courage)

ʻAu ana ka lae o Maunauna i ka ʻino. #234Maunauna point swims in the storm.[Said of a courageous person who withstands the storms of life.] He ʻaʻaliʻi kū makani mai au; ʻaʻohe makani nāna e kulaʻi. #507I am a wind-resisting ʻaʻaliʻi plant; no gust can push me over. He ʻaloʻalo kuāua no kuahiwi. #541One who...

ʻŌlelo Noeau: Aloha (love & peace)

E ʻōpū aliʻi. #369Have the heart of a chief.[Have the kindness, generosity and even temper of a chief.] E wehe i ka umauma i ākea. #388Open out the chest that it may be spacious.[Be generous and kind to all.] He aliʻi ka laʻi, he haku na ke aloha. #532Peace is a chief, the lord of...

ʻŌlelo Noeau: Hoʻokipa (hospitality)

#518 He ʻai leo ʻole, he ʻīpuka hāmama.Food unaccompanied by a voice, a door always open.[Said about the home of a hospitable person. The food is eaten without hearing a complaint from the hosts, and the door is always open to all visitors.] #858 He ola i ka leo kāhea.There is life in a [hospitable]...

ʻŌlelo Noeau: Favorites of Ho‘okua‘āina

Ho‘okua‘āina Core Lessons Nani ke kalo *Beautiful the taro/The taro is beautiful. Aloha Kekahi i Kekahi *Love one another Ua ola loko i ke aloha. #2836Love gives life within.[Love is imperative to one’s mental and physical welfare.] Huli ka lima i lalo, ola *Turn the hands down, life.  He aliʻi ka ʻāina; he kauwā ke...

ʻŌlelo Noeau: Hana Pono (working hard)

Aia ke ola i ka hana. #57Life is in labor.[Labor produces what is needed.] Aia nō ka pono, ʻo ka hoʻohuli i ka lima i lalo, ʻaʻole ʻo ka hoʻohuli i luna. #71That is what it should be–to turn the hands palms down, not palms up.[No one can work with the palms of his hands...

Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu. Get Directions.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

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Kailua, HI 96734

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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

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Kailua, HI 96734

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Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

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