Activation of Kaiāulu
The theme for Hoʻokele Naʻauao 2020 is the activation of kaiāulu (community). In 2019, the lāhui Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Nation) was reawakened through the Kū Kiaʻi Mauna and Aloha ʻĀina movements. Kū Kiaʻi Mauna brought the environmental and social justice issues of Native Hawaiians to the attention of the world. Now, perhaps more than ever before, the lāhui Hawaiʻi is activated and hungry - for knowledge, for change, and for justice. We, as caretakers of Hawaiian knowledge and materials, have a responsibility to respond and become active players in this fight for justice.
We center Hoʻokele Naʻauao 2020 around the following questions: