This service started as young Hawaiians observing the world full of voids in servicing and providing safe space for our Native Hawaiian community. We endured multiple generations of neocolonial abuse and degradation of our Hawaiian values and lifestyle. This actually inspired our team to do something about it. Create a business and partnerships that value and encourage our Hawaiian values and protocols. We have worked with many businesses and partners for over a decade now and we plan to expand our network and hope to inspire more growth in our upcoming Native Hawaiian Entrepreneurs
Kanu Ka ʻIke thrives in reconnecting (the dormant) relationships and understanding with kanaka to ʻāina. To bring the knowledge of elemental observation to the surface and the vitality of working with our environment, ʻāina and community in reciprocity for the betterment of all.
We are striving to establish Safe Spaces in our Maui community to have discussions on cultural, political, environmental, economical and social concerns. To have those difficult discussions of identity, colonialism and the impact of generational trauma. To share experiences of survival in a systemic system. A space where youth feel safe to come and learn, where our adult population feels motivated to learn and share and where our kūpuna are comfortable to be present and share.