Earlier this month, we commemorated 45 years since the first landing on Kahoʻolawe on January 4, 1976. Since then, thousands of people, from kūpuna to keiki, were given the opportunity to connect with Kahoʻolawe while participating on a huakaʻi with the Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana. We can all agree that Kahoʻolawe is an extremely special place. To truly know how extraordinarily magical Kahoʻolawe truly is, one just “gotta go.” “Cause if you no go, then you donʻt know!”
Mahalo to everyone who has contributed to the various work projects that that the ʻOhana has engaged in over the years. All of our huakaʻi participants have given so much to this island, but not nearly as much as Kahoʻolawe has given to all of us in return. I mua, nā pua. Lanakila, Kahoʻolawe! Tsua!
Song: Mele O Kahoʻolawe, by Uncle Harry Kunihi Mitchell
Recorded by Maunalua. We do not own the rights to this recording.