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KīPUKA KULEANA

Perpetuating kuleana to place through

protection of cultural landscapes and family lands

This place will feed you,

if you know

how to take care of it.

- Young Hāʻena Fisherman, 2009

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On Kauaʻi, long-time families are losing connections to ancestral lands due to escalating land values, rising taxes, restricted access, development pressure and other challenges that threaten identity and perpetuation of cultural practice across generations.

Established in 2018, Kīpuka Kuleana is a 501(c)(3) Hawaiʻi nonprofit organization that protects ancestral lands under threat and revitalizes relationships between people and ʻāina (lands and waters) on Kauaʻi.

 

We strive to grow kīpuka (places of community caretaking and cultural restoration) grounded in kuleana (responsibility) in every ahupuaʻa (traditional region) on Kauaʻi.

Mission

​Perpetuating kuleana, ahupuaʻa-based natural resource management and connection to place through protection of cultural landscapes and family lands.

Vision

Long-time families continue to live in, share the practices and history of, and care for every ahupuaʻa on Kauaʻi.

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