Huaka‘i ‘Āina Ho‘oilina: Exploring the Lands that Sustain Us
Chapter 10, Looking to the Past for the Guidance into the Future
As a Native Hawaiian trust, Kamehameha Schools is committed to caring for the lands entrusted to us by our founder, Ke Ali‘i Bernice Pauahi Bishop, and the values and principles of our kupuna(ancestors) guide our stewardship practices today. Returns generated by these lands - measured in terms of educational, cultural, environmental, economic and community benefits - are all applied to fulfilling Kamehameha's mission of improving the capability and well-being of the Hawaiian people.
And because we know that many in our community share a sense of kuleana(responsibility) for these resources, Kamehameha Schools works collaboratively with other non-profit organizations and individuals to malama(care for) our lands for enjoyment today and for future generations.