ALOHA KE AKUA
Recognize and acknowledge the Divine and seek guidance from this source in all that we do. All have the privilege to worship, or not, according to the dictates of their own conscience, let them worship how, where and what they may.
Love and care for all people regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin. Feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, and provide assistance to the needy.
Care for and hold all life sacred, from the unborn to the living to the dead (who continue to live in another realm).
The ‘ohana (family) is the fundamental building block that makes up the very fabric of the community, society, and lāhui (nation). Strong families equal strong communities and strong communities equal a strong lāhui. As such, the ‘ohana and those individuals making up the ‘ohana unit (kamali‘i, makua, and kūpuna) must be cherished, respected, and protected. This also includes the the growing non-traditional family and its members.
ALOHA NĀ KŪPUNA
Nā kūpuna (our revered elders) have endured the trials and tribulations of life, gaining knowledge and precious wisdom through their direct personal experience. As parents they have made many sacrifices supporting their children and extended ʻohana. Hawaiian culture accords kūpuna deep respect and honors their social role of perpetuating the ʻohana, the culture, and the lāhui.
Lead by serving others and being an example. Lead and guide others with aloha, patience, persuasion, understanding, respect, fairness, nurturing, accountability, and foresight. Understanding that a leader will only rise when those around and under them rise first.
Mālama (care for) the ʻāina and all creatures in it requires our attention and care as pono stewards.
To be humble, grateful, and teachable; treating others with respect and aloha. To recognize and appreciate a Higher Power in all things and to be submissive to this power at all times.
To think, speak, and act in a manner that is honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all persons. To be balanced physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
To find, learn, and preserve one’s genealogy; to know who we are by knowing where we came from. In knowing our genealogy we can bind ourselves to our kūpuna (ancestors, both alive and who have passed); who in turn can inspire, guide and protect us.
To seek enlightenment, not only the acquirement of knowledge, but of true intelligence, that is, to use knowledge in a pono way, the path to wisdom
To accept and strive to understand and fulfill one’s area of responsibility and stewardship as a privilege and honor.
To mālama the physical and spiritual wellbeing of persons and places over which you have kuleana (honored responsibility).
To seek harmony, peace, unity, collaboration, and balance - mentally, physically and spiritually with ke Akua, oneself, ʻāina, ʻohana and lāhui.
To be steadfast, firm, constant, immovable, loyal, and faithful to that which is pono.
To develop the virtues of the koa (warrior) including courage, loyalty, justice, mercy, generosity, hope, faith (in ke Akua), and nobility (to act nobly). To exercise these virtues in the pono defense and advancement of the Kānaka (People), the Kulaiwi (Homeland) and Lāhui (Country).
To make right what is wrong (restoration) and restore that which was lost (restitution), in the light of ‘oia‘i‘o (truth) and kaulike (justice) balanced by aloha (mercy), that will benefit all in a pono (balanced) way.