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To empower native Hawaiian Beneficiaries of East Maui through engagement and understanding of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921;

To develop a strategic community plan for land use and resource management of the Hawaiian Homes Trust Lands in Wakiu, Hana;

To provide assistance to Native Hawaiian Beneficiaries to help them successfully acquire a lease of trust lands located in East Maui;

To advocate for the prioritization of East Maui beneficiaries for an award of trust lands within the East Maui Communities.

To provide assistance for Economic and business training to utilize homesteads for financial sustainability.


The 743-acre Wakiu homelands parcel sits mauka of Hana Highway across from Hana High & Elementary School. See the 2004 DHHL Maui Island Plan at website for a 21-page Wakiu section from Page 236 to 257, especially the document’s recommendations on Page 256.

Wakiu map



Kane Kanaka`ole displays his 10-acre Wakiu homestead farm with a barn, and green and red lai at the top and bottom. The Hana High School and UHMC graduate shares his vision for the near future.  How would you vision your homestead in Wakiu?