Hui Aloha ‘Āina Momona

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Hui Aloha ‘Āina Momona is a small organization of big dreamers. After founding members helped legalize traditional poi-making in 2011, the organization was born to help provide greater access to traditional poi-making tools and knowledge. In 2024 Hui Aloha ‘Āina Momona strives towards the establishment of indigenous economies centered in sustainable agriculture and cultural lifestyles.

After a year-long campaign starting with an eviction letter in June 2021, they have successfully secured (with the help of the community) the subsistence farm site they have been leasing for the last 8 years! Hui Aloha ‘Āina Momona is now on the way to starting a subsistence farm school to broaden the community impact.

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

They 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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