Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission*

Member Type: Native Hawaiian Non-Profit Organizations Location(s): Maui County (Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i) Member Since: 2005


The kino of Kanaloa is restored. Forests and shrublands of native plants and other biota clothe its slopes and valleys. Pristine ocean waters and healthy reef ecosystems are the foundation that supports and surrounds the island.

Na poʻe Hawaiʻi care for the land in a manner which recognizes the island and the ocean of Kanaloa as a living spiritual entity. Kanaloa is a puʻuhonua and wahi pana where Native Hawaiian cultural practices flourish.

The piko of Kanaloa is the crossroads of past and future generations from which the Native Hawaiian lifestyle spreads throughout the islands.

Developed and Adopted in 1995 by the State of Hawaii
Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission


Our mission is to implement the vision for Kahoʻolawe, in which the kino of Kanaloa is restored, and na poʻe Hawaiʻi care for the land.


We pledge to provide for meaningful, safe use of Kahoʻolawe for the purposes of the traditional and cultural practices of the native Hawaiian people, and to undertake the restoration of the island and its waters.

Developed and Adopted in 1993 by the State of Hawaii
Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission


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