The Kānaka Party adheres to traditional Hawaiian values and principles. These are reflected in our Foundational Principles: Aloha the People; Mālama the ʻĀina and all Creatures; Government Kuleana (accountability and transparency) Ho‘oponopono the Overthrow; and Aloha ke Akua (to recognize the divine).
We will love and care for all people regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin. This includes the unborn, the living, and the dead. We will mālama and protect the ʻohana, the basic building block of human society. Whether it is homelessness, health care, cost of living, housing, jobs, education, or quality of life, it is all about loving and caring for the people and doing what is in their best interest.
We will be pono stewards of the environment and all creatures. We understand the symbiotic relationship between kānaka and ʻāina, and that ʻāina has mana, spirit, and intrinsic value beyond its economic value. We also understand that some ʻāina needs special attention and protection because of its sacred nature. That kānaka and ʻāina are inseparably connected and interdependent, one upon the other. When we take care of the ʻāina the ʻāina will take care of us.
(Accountability & Transparency)
Government must be of the people, by the people, and for the people. We believe Government exists to serve the people. As such, Government has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the people, to do all things with transparency, and to be accountable to the people for its acts and non-acts.
Ho‘oponopono the Overthrow
We will make pono the 1893 Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i. For the good of all the people of Hawai‘i, this wrong must be addressed and made right (ho‘oponopono). Only then will pono (balance and righteousness) return to the people and land allowing both to prosper. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ʻĀina I Ka Pono.