Polynesian canoe at sunset.

He waʻa he moku, he moku he waʻa
We must be self-sustaining & work together to reach our destination

   POINTS OF LIGHT

Like a canoe upon the sea guided by the stars, the Kānaka Party will be guided by the following points of light (precepts) in our voyage.
We welcome all to journey with us.
  1. Aloha for all People, not just Kānaka ʻŌiwi, regardless of race, color, or national origin. This includes the unborn, the living, and the dead (our kūpuna who have passed). 
     
  2. Mālama ʻĀina, care for the environment understanding that kānaka (people) and ʻāina (environment) are inseparably connected and interdependent one upon the other. When we take care of the ʻāina, the ʻāina will take care of us.
     
  3. Governments of the people, by the people, and for the people. Exists to serve the people having a fiduciary duty to always act in the best interest of the people. To do all things with transparency and to be accountable to the people for all acts and failures to act.
     
  4. Ho‘oponopono, to make right what is wrong regarding the Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i in 1893. Only then can pono return to the land enabling the people and land to truly prosper once more. 
     
  5. Recognition of the Divine in all of us. Each person has the right to worship, or not, according to the dictates of their own conscience let them worship how, where, and what they may.
     
  6. Effectuate needed change through political activism within the U.S. political system and process, peacefully, and with resolute collective will, expressed with Kapu Aloha.
     
  7. A balance between fiscal accountability, progressive social policy, and individual rights and responsibilities.
     
  8. Building a coalition of people who share the values and principles of the Kānaka Party and who reflect the cultural, and socio-economic diversity of Hawai‘i.
     
  9. Celebrate our commonalities and respect our differences.
     
  10. Collaboration is better than contention, unity is better than division, and empowerment is better than disenfranchisement. There is great synergy and power in togetherness. 
     
  11. Be sensitive to, and respectful of, the multiple cultures of Hawai‘i and especially the host Hawaiian culture.
     
  12. Equality of all people in Hawai‘i.
     
  13. Freedom of the individual, including freedom of speech, worship and assembly.
     
  14. Belief in and defense of the democratic political system and the democratic process.
     
  15. Obey, honor, and sustain the laws of the land, with the exception of necessary peaceful civil disobedience.
     
  16. The English and Hawaiian languages have equality of status, and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all institutions of the Government.
     
  17. Government must be fiscally prudent and should be limited to those responsibilities that cannot be discharged reasonably by the individual or private collective associations.
     
  18. It is the responsibility of individuals to provide for themselves, their families and their dependents, while recognizing that government must respond to those who require assistance with compassion. We must shelter and protect vulnerable people from systemic neglect, indifference or abusive victimization.
     
  19. The purpose of government, guided by reflective and prudent leadership, is to create a climate wherein individual initiative is rewarded, excellence is pursued, security and privacy of the individual is assured, and prosperity is enhanced by a competitive market economy.
     
  20. The quality of the environment is a vital part of our heritage to be protected by each generation for the next.
     
  21. Good and responsible government is attentive to the people it serves and has representatives who at all times conduct themselves in an ethical manner and display integrity, honesty and concern for the best interest of all.
     
  22. All people should have reasonable access to quality health care regardless of their ability to pay.
     
  23. Our children deserve the best public education possible.
     
  24. Welcome and celebrate the diversity of gender, age, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, range of abilities, financial means, education, and political perspective.
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