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Moʻolelo: Palila

This story teaches us the importance of being truthful and that evildoers will meet their match in the end. This moʻolelo also reminds us of the great power of Hina, one of the many names of the divine feminine and Cosmic Mother, being able to revive Palila from his cord state and gifting him with his magical club.

Moʻolelo: No Ka ʻīlio Moʻo

This story reminds us of the great abundance and high quality food that is able to be grown in Maunawili. Whereas Maunawili was a place to supply not only royalty with food, but also travelers coming to or from Honolulu. Maunawili was known as a “breadbasket” of the Koʻolau district, one of the foremost places to grow food, especially kalo. This moʻolelo is also a reminder for us of the values of mercy, forgiveness and truthfulness.

Moʻolelo: Mākālei

This story teaches us very important values. The first and foremost value is that everyone needs to be taken care of. This is the impetus for the entire tale. Olomana was held responsible by the amazing goddess Haumea, for neglecting her descendant.

Moʻolelo: Mai Hoopalaleha I Ke Kanu Kalo

This article was published in the Hawaiian language newspaper, Kuokoa Home Rule, on August 8, 1911. In it, the author speaks to the transition of land use in Honolulu, as many of the loʻi kalo were beginning to dry out. The author, unnamed, warns that nearly three hundred acres of Honolulu’s kalo lands, at the time in cultivation, will soon no longer be planted. In the end, the reader is called to action

Moʻolelo: Keahiakahoe

This moʻolelo speaks of three siblings living in Kāneʻohe, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu. One brother, Kahoe, was a kalo farmer, another, Pahu, a fisherman, and their sister, Loʻe, gathered iʻa (fish and other marine mammals) and limu (seaweed) along the seashore. As was the expectation of the time, they shared their resources together as an ʻohana. However, on one occasion, one of the siblings had been dishonest and withheld what should have been shared with the others. As the moʻolelo continues, this individual realizes their wrongdoing and learns a valuable lesson.

Moʻolelo: Hāloa

In the moʻolelo, we are reminded of our kuleana (responsibility, privilege) as kānaka (people) to mālama (care for) kalo, who in turn will feed, care for, and nourish us.

Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

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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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