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Please join us for He Lau ke Kino, a waiwai celebration at Hoʻoulu ʻĀina from 4pm-8pm on Sept 3, 2017 on the Mōhalu moon.

As Hoʻoulu ʻĀina celebrates our 10th anniversary, He Lau ke Kino honors the multitude of body forms for our grandmother earth.  Haumea, Papahānaumoku, Kamehaʻikana are some of the ways we name this ancestress.  Haumea of the earth.  Haumea of the sky. Haumea who lives within each woman.  She is that sacred space within a mother’s womb.  She is the hipuʻu or link to ancestors past and moʻopuna yet unborn.  Haumea represents new growth. She is life. She is abundance.

As Haumea has many bodies, it takes many bodies to perpetuate the values of the ʻāina and the practices of our kūpuna. On September 3rd, we will gather in the uplands to celebrate 10 years of mālama ʻāina, opening space for growth, connecting people and land, and uplifting the moʻolelo of Kalihi. All funds raised will help develop Ola Koa, Hoʻoulu ʻĀinaʻs sustainable forestry & invasive repurposing mill and woodshop. 

He Lau ke Kino honors Haumea and creates a sacred space for all to feel nourished.  We will enjoy food from Hoʻoulu ʻĀina and Roots and from our many aloha ʻāina partners.  We will enjoy ʻawa and other home brewed creations.  We will have lomilomi from Pā Ola Hawaiʻi and music from poʻe aloha ʻāina.  We will have carvings, artwork, lāʻau, plants, and ancestrally inspired wear available for sale.  We will share the opportunity to carve together, and we will share stories around a fire.  We will enjoy the peace and beauty of Mama ʻĀina in the back of Kalihi.

Our tickets are currently sold out but if you wish to donate to Hoʻoulu ʻĀina, we would be grateful!

Join us!


Here are some photos from our "E ʻai i kekahi, e mālama i kekahi," waiwai celebration in 2015. Photos by Wahineʻaipōhaku Tong.