LŌKAHI

Lōkahi  means unity, oneness, harmony, and agreement. In the spirit of this exhibit, it refers to our ability to work in unity to heal relationships between ourselves while restoring the 'āina as represented in the three triangles that appear in the exhibit’s logo. As represented in our logo pictured in the upper left hand corner of this website, our exhibit moves beyond only exploring how the agricultural and military industries, through land and water use practices, have changed the landscape and relationships within the Honouliuli ahupua'a. As such, our exhibit highlights existing efforts that honor the wahi pana (legendary places) featured on this site and that seek to restore and reIndigenize Honouliuli.

 

Several organizations in Honouliuli are engaging in social justice through restoration of the 'āina (land) and place based education.

 

The document Hālau Pu'uloa features organizations engaging in this work on page 282. It is an ʻĀina Inventory of the 'Ewa district in which the Honouliuli ahupua'a is located. The report was produced by Community Engagement & Resources Regional (KS-CE&R) staff, Nohopapa Hawai‘i, LLC (Nohopapa) per the request of Kamehameha Schools. Our Story Map, accessible in the menu bar, has an updated list of organizations and contacts featured in the Community Organizations section.

Photo by Kevin Muranaka

Pictured above is the student organic māla (garden) at UH West O'ahu. UH West O'ahu is centrally located in the Honouliuli ahupua'a and partners with several local 'āina based community organizations, hosting many events in the māla that involve students. Here, students learn growing methods and traditional uses of plants from various cultural practitioners and growing experts. Numerous staff, faculty, and programs at UH West O'ahu seek to promote and apply Indigenous wisdom regarding land stewardship in order to address pressing issues such as climate change.