Based on the Hawaiian Concepts of Ike Kupuna (Traditional Knowledge), Aloha Aina (Culture-based Stewardship), and Ohana (Family), the Hanalei River Heritage Foundation believes the best way to create awareness both locally and globally is to start with our youth and get them actively educated and involved as stewards of the environment, the culture, and the language. HRHF’s long term goal is to develop a program of coastal research, education, remediation and preservation that can be used as a model to help other island communities that are facing similar challenges worldwide.
Me ka manaʻo Hawaiʻi o ʻIke Kūpuna (traditional knowledge), Aloha ʻĀina (culture-based Stewardship), a me ka ʻOhana (family) kekahi, ke manaʻoʻiʻo nei mākou ʻo ia ka Hanalei River Heritage Foundation, ʻo ke ala maikaʻi loa e hoʻokumu i ka ʻike, ma ʻaneʻi (locally) a ma ka honua nei (globally)a e hoʻomaka ʻia kēia hana koʻikoʻi me nā ʻopio. Pono mākou e hoʻonaʻauao iā lākou i ka mālama ʻana i ke kaiapuni me ka hoʻohana ʻana i nā kuʻuna, moʻomeheu, ʻōlelo, a me ke kākoʻo ʻana me ka ʻike ʻepekema kekahi. Pēlā nō, hiki iā mākou ke hoʻohana i kēia kumu hoʻohālike e kōkua i nā kaiāpuni likeʻole ma ka honua.