No Ke Aha? Why Vote for Naʻalehu?

Our generation was born at a time when the resurgence of kuana’ike Hawai’i was in full bloom.  We are the products of the tireless work of those who came before us to protect and keep hold of what makes us unique as a people.  As I begin to understand what that enormous responsibility might have felt like, I recognize that the contributions I have to make to our community encompass a broad set of the skills that I have learned in both the formal classroom as well as the informal process that Hawaiians have used for thousands of years. I am here because of my kūpuna and the choices that they made. I ask for your vote so that I too can make a contribution to this process and help to move our lāhui forward.