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What We Do

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A dream to see a healthy and sustainable Hawaii, both land and people. Through indigenous practices, HAAM has dedicated itself to preparing, equipping, and educating about subsistence lifestyles, traditional diets, and how to practice these in modern times. 

MISSION & HISTORY.

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In 2009, while revitalizing the commercial production of paiai, I received a cease and desist order from the State Department of Health. The DOH took issue with not only the process but also tools our kupuna relied upon for over a thousand years. After a lengthy legislative challenge, the State granted an exception, making it “legal” to sell paiai for the first time in many decades.

 

Restaurants, grocery stores, and community members clamored to get their hands on fresh paiai. Select families, such as mine, maintained the tradition of hand-pounded paiai and poi. For the general public, however, this was something new. That Hawaii’s traditional staple had become novel was both encouraging and deeply saddening. I soon realized there was a gap in our food system: few possessed the skills, and even fewer the tools, to make paiai.

 

Hui Aloha Aina Momona was founded to fill this systemic gap by providing educational training and producing papa and pohaku. Through generous donations, dedicated volunteers, and no small amount of sweat, we have put hundreds of boards and stones into Hawaii’s communities across all eight moku. As we reflect on our work, we envision a Hawaii that puts our wellbeing, natural resources, and indigenous practices first.

 

Daniel Anthony Executive Director, Hui Aloha Aina Momona

PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.

With time, we realized that our core mission touched many sectors, here are a few: 

Food Production & Security

Organic and Indigenous Farming 

Social and Political Change

Since our inception, we have supported local farmers by acting as a food hub to connect taro farmers to local families.  With the onset of COVID, we began supporting new farmers through Huli ka Honua and Ulu ka Honua - two programs designed to distribute huli (taro seed stock) and ulu (breadfruit) saplings. We actively farm taro in two sites in Windward Oahu and participate in partnerships with businesses and landholders who desire support in farming taro on their ʻāina (land).

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We reframe the political narrative through our celebration of Lā Nui (Hawaiian holidays), specifically those centered around independence. 

We also create space for multi-generational participation in the American political process by hosting Kuʻi at the Capitol, held at the opening day of every legislative session.  Since its inception in 2011, the event has hosted thousands of community members, including indigenous school children. The goal of this day is to build multigenerational participation so that we can remind legislators and citizens that Hawaiians are an active and important voice in the political processes in Hawaiʻi today.

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Community Events

For the past ten years, we have been the umbrella organization for Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea Honolulu, a July 31 celebration of the 1843 restoration of Hawaiian Independence, providing resources to support community celebrations at the historic Thomas Square.  We worked with City officials to open the first imu (underground oven) in a City park and feed the community on the day of LHE celebrations.

Species Conservation

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Workshops & Education

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WHERE WE WORK.

For The People - With The People

We Create Generational Change

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2014 - Ted x 

2014 - Co-Found Daniel Anthony speaks for TEDx  - "What you put in your mouth can change the world." 

Imu at the capitol

La Hoihoi Ea

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