The Ku‘e Petition Sail Project

Due to launch in summer 2017 from Kona, the Kū‘ē Petition sail project, a journey of symbolism and coming home, is part of the Peleleu Voyage, an annual undertaking of the canoe club, Ka ‘Ohana Holokai. Names of nā kūpuna who signed the Ku‘e Petition will be written on jib sails that accompany the sailing canoes from island to island, connecting nā kūpuna to their descendants who will meet them on arrival at various stops.  The sailing canoes will end their two week journey on Kaua‘i with an honoring ceremony.

Hui Aloha Aina o Ka Lei Maile Ali`i 

Our Motto

E Hoʻomau i ke Kūpaʻa no ke Aloha i ka ʻĀina

Continue to Be Steadfast in Love for the Land

These were the last words of Joseph Nāwahī to the Lāhui

before his passing on September 14th, 1896.

HAA KLMA affirms support of this motto:

We continue to be steadfast in love for the land.

HAA KLMA promotes educational opportunities for the general public in several ways:  drama, large displays of the names of nā kūpuna who signed the Kū‘ē Petition, public educational forums, and an upcoming sail project that will feature the names of nā kūpuna kū‘ē on sails traveling from Hawaii island to Kaua‘i in summer 2017.

All events are free and open to the public.  For more information or to find out how you can be involved, contact Lynette Cruz at palolo@hawaii.rr.com or phone (808) 284-3460.