Ensuring good stewardship of the land and heritage of the ‘Ewa Plain, Haseko, the developer of Hoakalei, helped area kupuna (elders) to create the Hoakalei Cultural Foundation. It was formed in the 1990s when Kupuna Arline Wainaha Kuuleialoha Nakihei Brede Eaton (lovingly known as Aunty Arline), raised in nearby Puuloa, along with her elder lifelong friend, Sister Thelma G. Parrish, began documenting the history of Honouliuli. Along with Aunty Mary Kaipo Malama Serrao, these valuable kupuna established the utmost reverence for people and place that the Foundation carries on today–ensuring respect and aloha for the aina (land) and kai (sea) of Honouliuli.
The Hoakalei Cultural Foundation is responsible for oversight of the preservation areas within the resort, including Kauhale Preserve, Ahu Preserve and Kuapapa Preserve. These preserves will offer students, residents and visitors a place to gather, learn and gain a deeper appreciation for Native Hawaiian culture, traditions, plant life and archaeology.
E hana pono no ka ‘āina a me ka ho‘oilina o ‘Ewa - "Working to Ensure good stewardship of the land and heritage of the ‘Ewa Plain."