Mission: To spread Hawaiian awesomeness all over the world.
Where it all started.
The solution? Use the stories that we already have! Using the book Sites of O'ahu as a guide, Ka'iulani began researching stories specifically from her 'ahupua'a, or district, of Wai'anae which is on the leeward side of O'ahu, Hawai'i. In the late 1800's through the early 1900's, Hawai'i was publishing hundreds of Hawaiian language newspapers, making sure to record even their precious histories and ancient legends upon those pages. Eight not-so-well-known stories that took place specifically in Wai'anae were chosen. Soon after, this organization was formed and a board of directors was created to bring these mo'olelo to life.
After two years, 6 directors, 8 photographers, 100+ models, and the support of countless other volunteers, plus an angel investor, we pulled off our first project, The Ka'ena Aloha Series. This series consists of eight Hawaiian legends each re-enacted and published in its own hard cover book. These were stories that were nearly forgotten, until we breathed life into them again.
These are our stories. They are the gifts from our ancestors. We're now ready to share them with the world.