Aunty Pilahi Paki was a Hawaiian poet and philosopher who wrote extensively about the true meaning of aloha (love, compassion, kindness). She believed that the Hawaiian people (Kānaka Maoli) were the keepers and children of aloha. Aunty Pilahi prophesized that one day, the world would look to Hawai'i for guidance in its time of need.
Ki is the Hawaiian name for the ti leaf plant.
The "Ki to World Peace" initiative (Ki Project) was inspired by Aunty Pilahi and seeks justice for the Kānaka Maoli and to connect the world back to the piko (origin) of aloha. The Hawaiian people have led a peaceful, non-violent independence movement like no other in the world, struggling for over 124 years to restore our Hawaiian Nation while living in peaceful coexistence with the U.S. federal government and the State of Hawai'i.
Ki Project is based out of the Land of Aloha--Pu'uhonua o Waimānalo--the sovereign land base of the Independent & Sovereign Nation State of Hawai'i (Nation of Hawai'i). Your donation will help us do the important work to grow the Hawaiian Nation.
By planting your ki in the Land of Aloha, your spirit can bond with the spirits of the Hawaiian people and come together to make amends for the terrible injustice that was done to the Hawaiian people. After your ki is planted, it will be numbered and dedicated in your name. A minimum donation of $10 is a small, yet important step towards reconciliation and world peace. Your ki is a living pledge that you support the world peace efforts being practiced by Nation of Hawai'i and an important contribution to the living memorial of aloha we have built at the Land of Aloha. Adopt a ki, spread world peace and help us raise the Hawaiian Nation today.
Brandon Maka'awa'awa, the visionary behind Ki Project and the man behind most of the photos on the site.