Ho’i Ho’i Ea

Ho’i Ho’i Ea‘s mission is to (re)establish sovereignty through the reclamation of land, water, and nearshore marine estuaries in mālama ‘āina traditions and responsive campaigns, embodying the concept of aloha ‘āina. They are a multi-generational hui comprised of traditional agricultural practitioners, educators, and organizers. They respond to rising threats to cultural practices, indigenous rights, and the environment on which these traditional agricultural practices depend, and believe that rooted, indigenous identity is manifested through the physical cultivation of ‘āina and mālama ‘āina.

Focusing efforts on the restoration of 29 acres of lo’i kalo in the Waikāne Nature Preserve in Waikāne Valley, they maintain this important educational site at the intersection of environmental and social justice, where food sovereignty is inextricably tied to the perpetuation of traditional cultural practices and the sustainable management of ‘āina.