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January 21, 2023



On January 21, 2023, we hosted an ʻOhana ʻĀina Workshop at Liliʻuokalani Trust in Līhuʻe that brought 65 community members together to learn from each other and share resources for keeping and protecting ancestral ʻāina.

Community experts facilitated small group discussion on a range of topics, including:

- Genealogy of Lands & Power of the Affidavit (Keʻeaumoku Kapu, Community Activist & Educator)

- Hoʻoponopono in Navigating Family Land Issues (Kamanaʻopono M. Crabbe, Practitioner and Trainer)

- Legal Tools for Ancestral Land Protection (Andrew Sprenger, Land Defense Attorney)

- Tax Exemptions for Ancestral Land (John Kruse, Real Property Assessment Division, County of Kauaʻi). 

Below are downloadable resources featured at our workshop, including handouts on hoʻoponopono, legal resources, a worksheet to guide ʻohana members in setting goals and next steps to protect and mālama ʻāina, and more. To read about Keʻeaumoku Kapu's recent court victory to protect ancestral 'āina on Maui, check out this Civil Beat article.

Mahalo to everyone who participated and to our wonderful partners at Liliʻuokalani Trust - Kīpuka Kauaʻi, Java Kai and Kapaʻa Ship, Print & Storage for your contributions to our community event!




Kīpuka Kuleana Presentation

  • Slides about our nonprofit organization, an overview of the workshop, and our workshop goals and group agreements

Workshop Agenda

  • Meeting schedule & speaker bios

Legal Resources for ʻOhana

  • List of Kauaʻi and state-wide resources for legal assistance in estate and family trust planning, mediation, navigation of quiet title and partition lawsuits, etc. 


  • Broad framework and principles of hoʻoponopono, a traditional Hawaiian healing process that may help families navigate difficult conversations around ʻohana ʻāina

Tips for Interviewing Kūpuna

  • Tips for documenting stories and interviewing kūpuna about ʻāina

Plan for Mālama of ʻOhana ʻĀina

  • Worksheet to guide ʻohana members in creating a plan to protect and mālama ʻohana ʻāina

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