E nānā i ka mahina i kēia pō!
As our waters are collectively pulled at the time of the full moon, the `Ohana walks the path of Lono in procession to close our Makahiki Ceremonies on Kaho’olawe. Our ohana members commence in these ceremonies to aid Lono in his journey back to the South such that his work can continue to bless our Polynesian cousins on their ‘Aina.
Representatives of the `Ohana from across the State are representing our people as Makahiki practitioners on Kaho’olawe. The ceremonies endure dedication, focus and symbiotic relationships between our people, our traditions, our land and all of its associated elements.
We are grateful to all who are physically on island to carry out this most honorable kuleana. Ho’okupu and participants from across state represent all of us and as such all of us are connected. Those who are unable to physically be there can also participate right from your own ‘Aina. We do this by sending our focus and mana to support them thorought; our thoughts, pule; individual connections with our greater environment, and exude aloha during this special time and through our daily lives.
Keep the focus, exude aloha