Executive Director

Kepa & Onaona Maly

Kepa and Onaona Maly have worked together in the field of Hawaiian ethnography for more than thirty-six years and have been a part of the preservation planning program with the Haseko project since 1992. Between 2005 and 2006, they worked with Haseko staff, Kupuna (native elders) and kama'aina (people of the land) in developing the Hoakalei Cultural Foundation, and in August 2012, Kepa became its executive director.

Through a partnership between Haseko and the State of Hawaii, the Hoakalei Cultural Foundation serves as the steward of nearly 25 acres of land along the Honouliuli coastal zone. The land comprises three preservation areas, which include traditional Hawaiian house sites, shelters, dry-land agricultural features and... Read More

Like so many places throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Honouliuli is a place which bears with it traditions and cultural attachments that span generations, from Hawaiian antiquity to the modern day. Hono-uliuli — may be literally translated as meaning, “Dark-bay,” and is descriptive of the lochs (Awalau o Puuloa) that... Read More