Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

I Pono Nā Mamo a Hāloa

The motto of Kawaihuelani Hawaiian Language Program- I Pono Nā Mamo a Hāloa, honors Hāloa as a common ancestor of the Hawaiian people, asserting a hope that the descendants of Hāloa will find balance again, and recognize our responsibility to ensure a righteous and successful future for these descendants, who are the Hawaiian people, as well as our history, our cultural practices, and our language.

Kū i ka māna

Like the one from whom he received what he learned.

Māna is food masticated by an elder and conveyed to the mouth of a small child. The pupil receives knowledge from the mouth of his teacher.