“Like most of the groups that come through here, once we bring them in [to Keawanui], we welcome them to the future. Because in our future that we’d like to see, there’s going be an abundance of food. There’s going be food that we grow, we harvest, we catch, and we don’t depend on huge corporations to put all kinds of unnecessary things in our food (change it, put poison inside).
Down at the fishpond there’s so much more questions than answers, because we’re getting into something that – at one time – we knew everything about.
Through all the loss, through all the change, we’re trying to get back to a place where we understand as much as our kupuna did. I don’t know if we’re ever going to reach that in our lifetime, but that’s not the point. The point is to start going in that direction.
Our future should look like a place where everybody is able to feed themselves and if they not able to feed themselves, at least have places where they could put their energy into so that it could feed them.
That’s what Keawanui and Aloha ʻĀina is to me and for all of you that would love to actually feel, touch, Aloha ʻĀina and Keawanui, come and see. It could possibly change your life.”
–Hanohano Naehu, kia’i loko of Keawanui
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