Kamakani o Waimea (“the winds of Waimea”) is a grassroots community effort, based on the North Shore of O’ahu, to support authentic expression of Hawaiian culture in Waimea Valley (Ahupua’a o Waimea).
|Special Public Event: A special moment at Waimea — the beginning of Makahiki in October, 2010 — is when the Trailmarker Pohaku will be officially opened to the world. Everyone will be invited — native Hawaiians, residents and visitors, youth and students.
Here is a description of the purpose of this event.
Ho’omakaukau! (to prepare and make ready). The opening of the Trailmarkers Pohaku at the entrance to Ahupua’a o Waimea took place successfully on February 20, 2010.
Ho’opomaika’i! (to provide protection, give blessings, goodness). Finishing the installation takes place in three parts: Installing the fenceposts, installing the chain, and adding an educational sign.
Reflections from Kupuna Kawohiokalani (Aunty Betty Jenkins).
We support our kupuna in Ahupua’a o Waimea, led by Kupuna Kawohiokalani (Aunty Betty Jenkins), one of the North Shore’s most respected Hawaiian leaders. She is supported by Kupuna Kanani Awai, Makua Coco Leong, Makua Rick Ortiz, Makua Kawika Au, Uncle Jack Jenkins, and a core of Hawaiian and kama’aina, in an extended ‘ohana.
Our purpose is to fulfill the original community vision for Waimea, and to act in harmony with the purpose of this historic ahupua’a as a center of service, excellence and learning. The full story of how Waimea Valley was saved by united community action, for the future of the Hawaiian people, is told at waimeavalley.org.
Kamakani o Waimea holds public talks and classes in a section of the main gift shop at Waimea called Wahi o Kupuna.
Hawaiian culture will live and breathe in Waimea again, and it is our kuleana to make it so. We humbly resolve that we will think and act in a fully pono way, according to correct protocol and in the original Hawaiian tradition.
Everyone is welcome. Some may respond with their time, some with ideas, some with funds, some with connections, some as teachers – all forms of support are welcome, and equally important.
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