menuclose
Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Ka Piko o Kapalai – Oct. 2021

Written By Mahie Wilhelm

At the junction of the Kaloʻs hā and lau lies the piko. This is the navel of the plant. An indispensable connection that tethers the ʻiʻo at the base of the kalo to the outstretched alo of the lau. I ke kau ʻana o ka lā i ke alo o ka lau, momona ka ʻiʻo. When the sun beams down on the leaf, the corm becomes rich because of its connection to the lau through the piko. Hāloa teaches us that without a piko, intricate systems that bind us together would collapse.

Much like the kalo, at the center of Kapunawaiola o Kapalai now stands our piko. Seven years ago a vision was planted to build a hale where our community can gather and fellowship. Under the leadership and teachings of Uncle Earl Kawaʻa, countless hands came together to set the foundation and build this piko. A piko that will connect kanaka to ʻāina and akua, an essential junction for our wellbeing. A piko where moʻolelo will be told, lessons will be taught, and our keiki will laugh and play under the protection of the malu. A piko where, regardless of where you come from or your background, you will feel welcomed and restored. This hale is the navel of Kapalai.

Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu. Get Directions.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

mail

P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

follow us

Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

visit us

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

mail us

P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

email us

follow us

Hookuaaina on Youtube
Hookuaaina on LinkedIn

Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Site By Created By Kaui

Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Site By Created By Kaui

Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy

Pin It on Pinterest