Lālākea Foundation

Lālākea Foundationʻs mission is to perpetuate traditional cultural practices by demonstrating oral traditions, teachings and ways of transmitting knowledge through the generations, provide a learning and enrichment platform for cultural practitioners and learners to encourage the preservation of the ancient art forms of Hawaiʻi, and educate practitioners about the need to protect and nurture our fragile environment to ensure continual access to plants and resources that are necessary to maintain culture.

At the request of Lāhaina leadership, Lālākea Foundation is serving as kakoʻo to advise on developing strategy around organizing and elevating community voices, calling in lessons learned on the mauna, and strategizing in this Relief & Response phase to hoʻopaʻa for the long haul Recovery phase.