Kahua Mana: The Powerful Foundation


How do we as Hawaiians define “Hawaiian” or “Kanaka”? What foundation do we stand upon and how can we strengthen this mana within by learning from our poe Niihau and they learn from us? Is it time to have Webster ‘s Dictionary update and define us as “Kahua Mana”? Our roots have always been firmly planted, yet, our haahaa has caused us to be so flexible that we nearly lost our voices in shaping the future of Hawaii. When you leave this discussion, will you see yourself as Kanaka? Hawaiian? Kahua Mana? Hoomau..For the children…