Bobby Pahia will speak on his mercantile entity, Hawaiʻi Taro Farm LLC.
The Maui Centennial Puwalu 9 a.m. Saturday, June 12, presents Kahanu Noa of Na Koa
Development; kumu Kilihune Ka`aihue of Waiehu Kou Hawaiian Homesteads
Association; Bobby Pahia of Hawai`i Taro Farm LLC, and Hanalei Colleado of
Ho`omana Farm, respectively.
The Maui Centennial Puwalu celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Hawaiian Homes
Commission Act, a 203,000-acre federal trust that provides the Hawaiian-homesteading
program. Congress ratified the act July 9, 1921. More than 1,400 trust beneficiaries live
in nine Valley Isle homestead subdivisions.
The five pillars of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act involve access to homes, farms,
ranches, mercantile and water. The three-hour mercantile-themed puwalu also will
feature water expert Jonathan Scheuer. In addition, Kilihune will introduce the officers,
directors and mission of the fledgling Waiehu Kou Hawaiian Homesteads Association
that she formed to represent all four Waiehu Kou homelands subdivisions in Central
Maui. The puwalu will feature interactive questions associated with a Maui
homelands-assessment survey introduced June 3.
Puwalu co-sponsors are Pa`upena Community Development Corporation (CDC) and
Credit Edge Solutions LLC. Pa`upena CDC is a representative organization authorized by
the 1921 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA). Congress approved 1959 Hawai`i
statehood with the proviso that the prospective state government appropriately manage
the Hawaiian Homes federal trust; therefore, the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act is
one of the most critical acts defining the State of Hawai`i. Pa`upena represents 10,595
HHCA Maui beneficiaries, who are native Hawaiians, the original inhabitants of
Hawai`i. Register at website www.paupena.org for email advisories.
Credit Edge Solutions LLC is a native Hawaiian-owned mercantile operation that aims to
educate homestead beneficiaries, their successors and all Hawaiians on the subject of
credit. Preparing them to navigate funding and capital opportunities is a step forward en
route from being on the DHHL waitlist to building thriving ‘ohana legacies across the
To register in advance for the June 12 puwalu, click here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join
For more information, contact Kainoa Lei MacDonald at email
email@example.com or cell/text (808) 419-8646.
This event is the ninth in a 10-part puwalu series that will culminate 5 p.m. July 9.