He Ali'i Ka 'Aina; He Kauwa ke Kanaka
The Land is Chief; Man is its Servant
This ‘Āina is our school. We grow up listening and learning the mo’olelo of our Akua. These are stories that reconnect us to our purpose. They are stories that are passed down by our kūpuna to remind us to respect and protect our sacred wahi pana. For many of us, we’re grateful to our ancestors for preparing us with understanding and Aloha as we witness the moʻolelo of Pele and Poliahu. Itʻs reminder to restore our genealogical relationship to ʻāina. We have to serve ʻāina and in return ʻāina will care for, feed, and provide for us.
ʻAloha ʻĀina is our kuleana.
Protect Pololū Project is an approved community project under the fiscal sponsorship of North Kohala Community Resource Center, a 501c-3 non profit organization in North Kohala. Our project is comprised of lineal descendants, cultural practitioners and the extended Kohala community. Our efforts are focused on protecting Pololu through education and stewardship of the land.
The Pololū Trail Stewardship Program is a collaborative project with lineal descendent community of Pololū, Makanikahiō and neighboring ahupuaʻa., Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, KUPU, Nā Ala Hele Trails and Access Program. Due to the rapid increase of visitors to the Pololū Lookout, Trail, and coastal shoreline, there is a growing need to mitigate the impacts to the community. Go to website protectpololu.org for more information.