The following kanikau, or chant of lamentation, was written to honor the bones of the beloved humpback whale that was recently returned to the sea of Kanaloa Kahoʻolawe. E Ola nā iwi!
Haliʻa Aloha Ke Koholā i Ke Kai O Kanaloa Kahoʻolawe
Nā Pōmaikaʻi a me Noa, Kaimalino, Oʻahu August 2018
Click on the file below for the official press release shared by the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources.