Kanaka must: recognize their inherent abilities passed down from their genealogy, traditions, and values; make peace with the affects of their own de-culturation brought on by colonization of western philosophies; accept the consequences of choices they made in the past—own them, learn from them, and move on. By doing this, they empower their cultural self and identity, and bear the responsibility for who they were, who they are, and who they will be in the future.
With newfound pride and self-esteem, Kanaka recognize their role in the larger community and embrace positive participation for themselves and others by taking steps toward servant leadership, reconciling relationships, and adapting new strategies that build strong relationships and resources.
Kanaka connected to the strong network of support provided by MOP and the larger community are now empowered to utilize this mana Kūpono, the foundational strength of identity, connectedness, and trust that they've built for themselves within the context of their community and culture to be active in their own recovery, to actively participate in the community, to proactively pursue services, training, and work, and to understand that they can be individually autonomous while empowering their collective voice.
Kanaka who achieve the capacity of the three previously mentioned principles provided by MOPʻs multi-faceted, holistic, and comprehensive array of support, resources, and mentorship are now the stewards of the larger comm(unity), expected to perpetuate through demonstrated action the principles and values of MOP, thus demonstrating the highest level of attainment in which we are practitioners of our own well-being.
Our Kupuna said that commitment is to stay the course, We stay the course by being honest, openminded and willing to serve for the graeter good. We attain this commitment by showing up and suiting up for whatever there is to do. From A to Z b4 A and after Z. being committed happens 2 times, when we like? and when we no like. but always leaving the space better than we came. Team Pa'a...Ku'e!!! Iopa Maunakea
Ironman 2023 Kailua Kona
Clearing Fishpond of Invasive Species.
Protecting and preserving our wahi pana (sacred lands)
Puna Recovery through direct action and land stewardship. Removing rubbish and abandoned vehicles from our 'aina
"We really need these cooperative energies..."
"Giving back to our culture and our 'aina."
"Giving back to my community."
Aloha and Mahalo for your love and support!!!