Nā Maka Onaona
Too See with the Eyes of Our Ancestors
Nā Maka Onaona translates to more than just alluring eyes. It is a poetic reference to a dear friend, someone who softens your gaze with aloha when you look upon them. This is the same lens that we view our ʻāina, with deep aloha and familiarity. These are the eyes of our kupa ʻāina, the eyes of the people who are intimately familiar with their land.
Engaging Our Communities
Nā Maka Onaona 501(c)-3 non profit organization provides quality experiences that engage our communities to be the maka of our home. Our programs are offered across Hawaiʻi pae ʻāina (State of Hawaiʻi) and the Moananuiākea (Pacific Ocean).
“In order to address cultural, social, and ecological challenges in conservation, we are recognizing the need to shift our focus towards strengthening the foundational relationships and interconnectedness we have with the world around us, as kānaka ʻōiwi and members of our Island Earth.”