ʻO Ka Hae Hawaiʻi koʻu inoa.
Noho au ma Kawaiahaʻo nei.
Hana au ma nā pahu hae o Hawaiʻi pae ʻāina a puni.
I was born on January 30, 2017, when 180 haumāna from 14 kula on 4 mokupuni came together and made me with their own hands. Students from charter schools, immersion schools, and all three Kamehameha campuses, all members of Kanaeokana, the kula Hawaiʻi network, gathered to learn from scholars Dr. Keanu Sai and Dr. Federico Lenzerini about the status of the Hawaiian kingdom under international law. Students were asked, “What do you envision for the future of Hawai‘i and our lāhui?” Though I look like I am only made out of construction paper, newspaper, and glue, I am also the sum of each student’s wishes, dreams, hopes, and sense of kuleana for themselves, our ‘ohana, our kaiāulu, and our lāhui.
E naue mai, e ke hoa, e kū kāua i ka welo, ka welo mau o nei hae aloha.
Created by Haumāna of Kanaeokana, the kula Hawai‘i Network, with support from Ho‘okahua and Kealaiwikuamo‘o (Kamehameha Schools)