Paʻakikī kānaka o Kauaʻi. Tough are the kānaka of Kauaʻi. – ʻŌlelo Noʻeau 2560
On behalf of myself, our team and the staff at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, I wanted to send a big mahalo to our Kauaʻi Island communities and people for your hospitality, manaʻo, and endless aloha for our precious home. Special thanks to the hui at ʻAlekoko Fishpond, Hui Hana Paʻakai o Hanapēpē, Hoʻomana, Puʻuwai Canoe Club, and the many other hands and voices at our island visit, for allowing us to share space during this time and kūkakūka on issues that mean so much to the collective. Your tireless work further demonstrates the resiliency of the lāhui. Mahalo nui for continuing to uphold the kuleana. E aloha ʻāina kākou!