Following the protection efforts of Mauna A Wakea, I was drawn in by the expression and emphasis on Kapu Aloha! What has started as a flicker, in the meantime, has developed into a deep burning desire to see the Mauna and its heritage preserved for all generations.
Kapu Aloha has become a daily aspect of my life thanks to the extraordinary protectors that lead by example and therefore have earned my respect. Mahalo nui loa to my sisters Theresa, Amy and a special thank you to NT Jan for the delicious hawaiian tea.
They, the Mauna, and her people are my inspiration. Ku Kia 'I Mauna!
Three generations of hands, with the smallest pair being keiki-holding a Taro plant. This is supposed to signify that we are not only protecting for the past and the now, but also for the future. The Mauna in the back was inspired by Mauna a Wakea, but is representative of all the Mauna's of the islands that are facing similar struggles to what Mauna Kea is exposed to. ---Malama--Protect!
This is the first shipment of pendants and key chains sent to Mauna Kea Anaina Hou, c/o Ho'opae Pono Peace Project, an affiliate of Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples. MKAH has been involved with the protection of Mauna a Wakea for more than two decades. The material and time to created these where all donated to help raise funds.