Maui Homestead Summit

Maui Homestead Summit Nov. 3, 2018


Maui Homestead Summit 11/3/18 at He Piko No Waiohuli community center.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 11/3/18 — puwalu, or conference.

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday 11/3/18 — `aha `aina/entertainment.

Second annual puwalu, or conference, 11/3/18 on farming/ranching-related topics, as follows:

9 a.m. — Mae Nakahata and Warren Watanabe of the Maui County Farm Bureau present an Ag Resources workshop.

10 a.m. — SCHHA (Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations) chairwoman Puanani Danner discusses what the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act federal trust means to Hawai`i and native Hawaiians.

12 noon to 1:45 p.m. — Luncheon keynote speaker Bobby Pahia describes kalo cultivation, varieties and uses; offers huli kalo (shoots) to take home, and presents a kalo-varieties identification-and-tasting session.

2 p.m. — Ke`anae natives Marc Aquino and Ku`ulei Anakalea DeRego speak on “La`au Lapa`au Teas at Makahiki” — healing infusions from backyard herbs, to mark the start of the traditional Makahiki season of peace and harvest thanksgiving.

3 p.m. — Michael and Kainoa Hodson on cultivating economic self-sufficiency at Waimea homestead, Hawai`i island.

4 p.m. — Roy Oliveira, president of Waiehu Kou Phase 3 Association, examines climate-change impacts at Waiehu — part of a federally funded Resilient Hawaiian Communities grant project.

6 to 9 p.m. — `Aha `aina (feast) featuring entertainment by HalauKamaluokaleihulu under the direction of Kumu Hula Kahulu Maluo, accompanied by the Ahumanu musical group.

For a complete event lineup and for more information, see website, or contact organizers atemail or phone/text (808) 276-2713.

Event reservations are required at webpage The summit offers free registration, lunch and dinner. He Piko No Waiohuli community center is located at the bottom of Lau‘ie Drive at Mile Marker 15 of Kula Highway.


Pa‘upena Community Development Corporation (CDC) and SCHHA co-sponsor the Maui Homestead Summit. Pa‘upena CDC’s mission is to provide resources and training to empower fellow Hawaiian Homes trust beneficiaries to build homes and self-sufficient communities. SCHHA is the oldest and largest coalition of Hawaiian homestead organizations, and advocates for Hawaiian Homes Commission Act beneficiaries.

September 15, 2018