About Us

Hui Makaʻāinana o Makana (Hui) is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1998 by lineal descendants of Hāʻena.

Our mission is dedicated to perpetuating and teaching the skills, knowledge, and practices of our kūpuna (ancestors) through the interpretation, restoration, care and protection of the natural and cultural resources that are located within the Hāʻena State Park.

Through this, we have now have a Revocable Permit agreement with State Parks to manage Hāʻena State Park access in keeping with the Hāʻena State Park Master Plan, and we continue to restore and maintain about 15 acres within the Park which include:

  • Loʻi Restoration
  • Poi Mill Restoration
  • Maintenance of family historical grave sites
  • Maintenance of 2 historical house sites

For more information on the Hui, please CLICK HERE.

The Hui has partnered with The Hanalei Initiative to operate Hāʻena State Park access via a reservation management system.

The Hanalei Initiative (THI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that is now facilitating park access management for Hāʻena State Park in partnership with Hui Makaʻāinana O Makana. THI also operates the Kaua‘i North Shore Shuttle system. THI was formed in 2018 to identify and solve the immediate and long-term community and environmental needs of Hanalei and Kauai’s north shore; we operate under the premise of Community Led, Government Supported. Our mission is to identify needs and execute effective networks and partnerships to develop and implement practical solutions for Kauai’s north shore, with a focus on 3 key areas: Parks and Environment, Transportation, and Economic Development.

For more information on The Hanalei Initiative, please CLICK HERE.

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