March 25, 2015 – Annual Meeting and Panel Discussing Strategic Plan for Kaho’olawe
The NHBA held its annual meeting on March 25, where it invited Dr. Emmett Aluli, Stanton Enomoto and Josh Ka’akua to talk about I Ola Kanaloa, a collaborative and strategic plan put together by the Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission, Protect Kaho’olawe ‘Ohana, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. I Ola Kanaloa is a strategic plan that addresses the preservation, restoration, and protection of Kaho’olawe through 2026.
While sharing the strategic plan and vision for restoring Kaho’olawe, the guest speakers discussed the important events that influenced Kaho’olawe’s history, and the sacred value that Kaho’olawe embodies in the Native Hawaiian culture. They also discussed the community’s participation in active and ongoing programs taking place on Kaho’olawe, and invited interested persons and groups to collaborate with I Ola Kanaloa and to join in the planning process for Kaho’olawe’s future.