Hō’ala ‘Āina Kūpono



E hoʻāla kānaka, e mālama ʻāina momona. The people of Kahana arising to sustain the land and community in health and abundance.


Through advocacy, community-based economic development projects, cultural and sustainability education, and ma ka hana ka ʻike (building knowledge through practice and leading by example), we perpetuate traditional wisdom from our kūpuna (ancestors) and restore our collective kuleana (responsibility) to mālama ʻāina, mālama ʻohana, and hoʻoikaika pilina kānaka (care for the land, our families, and strengthen community relationships).


Aloha ‘Āina – loving and caring for the land
Mālama ‘Ohana – we do this to sustain our families
Laulima – we do this by working together and networking
Pu‘u Honua – always keping this place of positivity and keeping the relationship with Kahana sacred. Kūleana to aloha. People are not accused of wrongdoings, everyone is treated the same, but that everyone is here to sustain the place and the peace. It is a big blessing and kūleana to be here.


President and primary contact person is Kahiau Wallace.  Her email is ahiu1983@gmail.com 

You may also contact founder May Au (237-8369) or John Fox (247-7015) for more information.

A 501(c)(3)   non-profit  est.2009 as a public charity.


One thought on “Hō’ala ‘Āina Kūpono

  1. Kupuna May Au has created this non-profit entity and has been the backbone of the Kahana Visitors Center in making herslf available to the residential community, and the school groups that visit the Ahupua’a O Kahana and all other Visitors to the State of Hawai’i. The Kahana Valley Visitor Center is the the Old Kam Mon Store that was rebuild using the old design and built as a replica to keep its historical ties alive and strong in our community. Other residents also volunteer to kokua at the Kahana Valley Visitors Center for the Interpretive hours that is part of the the lease document to residen in Ahupua’a O Kahana.

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