The huiMAU Hub Mission
Video by Dustin Acdal, June 2023
huiMAU hub: Kahi Hānai Kanaka o huiMAU
“Kahi Hānai Kanaka o huiMAU,” can be translated as “the place that huiMAU nourishes / feeds people.” This name is inspired by the moʻolelo of ʻUmi-a-Līloa, the famous chief of Hāmākua, who was well-known for generously feeding and caring for the people of this island, and who established “kahi hānai kanaka o ʻUmi” as a “hub” of community care between Paʻauilo and Laupāhoehoe approximately 18 generations ago.
Kahi Hānai Kanaka o huiMAU is a catalytic community initiative to establish a community resilience hub in Paʻauilo, Hāmākua, Hawaiʻi, to address the current and future needs of our community related to food systems, sustainable economies, and community care. It is a social enterprise and extension of the already established community gathering space.
Manaʻo Behind the Logo
Food Kitchen & Distribution Hub
huiMAU created the Community Kitchen Food Distribution (CKFD) Program out of a sense of kuleana (responsibility/accountability) to share the abundance and hānai kanaka in our community. Throughout the 3 years of the program's existence, CKFD has been a place to gather with each other and share food and stories intergenerationally.
huiMAU Retail Space and Rental
Stop by the huiMAU hub to find unique products including new and previous loved items from makers and collectors around the Paaulio area. Be sure to check our open hours, or give us a follow-on Instagram where we post about upcoming events. In the near future, we look forward to renting out our space for community events and gatherings as well. If you're interested in hosting an event at the hub, please get in touch!
Workshop & Events
Engage, empower, and connect with our vibrant community through our diverse offerings of workshops and events. huiMAU trusts in the power of collective learning and the strength that lies within shared experiences. Our community workshops provide a platform for individuals of all backgrounds to come together, exchange knowledge, and cultivate new skills.
ʻĀina-based Educational Programs
Our ʻāina-based educational programs include Ka Maha ʻUlu Koholālele, Mālama ʻĀina Koholālele, and KaHua HoAMa. Each program cares for a different region of ʻāina while creating a safe space for youth, ʻohana, and community to rebuild relationships and reestablish food sovereignty. Through the transformation of our ancestral lands, we are transforming the future for many generations to come.
huiMAU Hub Hours
Thursdays & Fridays