The Konohiki Restoration Project is a multi-faceted approach to the issues facing Native Hawaiians and Hawaiian Nationals. The Project's mission is to restore the health to the land and that which sustains; from the mountains to the ocean and from the heavens to the people, both Hawaiian Nationals and others who care for the land. We are a community organization that works to restore and perpetuate the culture of the people through their lands, lifestyles, and sustainable systems.
The Konohiki Restoration Project is a 501(c)(3) Native Hawaiian Organization.* Your help is greatly appreciated and will provide crucial services to Native Hawaiians and Hawaiian Nationals.
*The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) defines a Native Hawaiian organization as “any organization which serves and represents the interests of Native Hawaiians; has as a primary and stated purpose the provision of services to Native Hawaiians; and has demonstrated expertise in aspects of historic preservation that are significant to Native Hawaiians." The NHPA defines Native Hawaiian as “any individual who is a descendant of the aboriginal people who, prior to 1778, occupied and exercised sovereignty in the area that now constitutes the State of Hawaii.”
Location and Facilities
At the Konohiki Restoration Project we engage in the protection and preservation of cultural and historic resources under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and administer other programs that provide services to Native Hawaiian and Hawaiian Nationals including assistance with land title issues, volunteer opportunities to care for sacred sites like Heiau's and burial sites and activities to gain experience in traditional agricultural methods.
Our outreach program includes a weekly community affairs radio show on KKCR , bringing a Hawaiian point of view to public affairs.
Kaʻimi Hermosura, Konohiki is also the author of the cover article on Food Sovereignty in the current issue of Cultural Survival Quarterly, a publication of the international indigenous rights organization Cultural Survival.
We are promoting Kaʻimi's music, which is a fusion of modern and customary songs and chants in English and Hawaiian. We held a successful fundraising concert and published a CD, Kuʻu Lei Pupu. We have plans for concerts in larger venues, more music recording and online sales.