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e kūpaʻa kākou
Let's all stand united - steadfast - together
Our Collective Vision
Kū pākū ka pali o Nihoa i ka makani
The cliffs of Nihoa stand strongly against the wind.
(Pukui, `Olelo No`eau #1924)
We call Nihoa into this space as "traditionally Nihoa has come to stand for “one who bravely faces misfortune." Throughout history, and as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaiʻi, like the pali of Nihoa, can stand together to wield community resilience as a strength against adversity. Founded on principles of aloha with relationships and connections at its core, we believe that it is together - steadfast, unwavering, and in solidarity - that we are able to navigate these times of uncertainty. We also believe in the power of ʻike - knowledge - as a foundation for building this strength to holomua.
What We Do
Building Resilient Communities: A Kūpa`a Collective Project
Hanahau`oli Professional Development Center Presentation on August 11, 2020
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kūpaʻa collective initiatives
ʻaʻohe pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi
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