ALOHA:  To share one's Ha (breath of

                  life/soul) on a spiritual level

 

MAHALO: An appriciative state of mind

 

MALAMA: To care for by becoming Ma'a 

                    (totally familiar with) so that 

                     care can be conducted with 

                     Lama or wisdom

 

PONO:  To be balanced 

 

KOKUA: To do the right thing at the

                right time for the right   

                reason and to do it without 

                being asked.                                

 

KULEANA: Right, responsibility, liabilty 

                      obligation. With every right 

                     comes a responsibility

 

HA'AHA'A: Modest, unpretentious, 

                      humble.

 

LOKAHI: To become one. To bring what 

                  appears to be contrasting 

                  elements together to form a 

                   functioning whole

 

AHONUI: Many breaths, to tolerate,

                   patience, to allow things to

                   become aligned before acting

 

MANAWANUI: Much time, patience, 

                           perseverence, steadfast

Core Values

 

 

The limited space on a canoe,physically and mentally, confines people of different temperamants into very close quarters. If the people on the canoe do not have a common set of values or patterns of expected behavior, differences of opinion and perceptions quickly erupt into conflict. Unresolved conflict on an ocean voyage very likely will lead to death.

 

​ Many of the "core" Hawaiian values developed over the centuires were designed to reduce conflict

 

 

For a more in depth explanation of these core values click on  hemakeewaa.org

Significance of  the Canoe