Years 1 & 2 - Our Mission & Vision
MISSION: The KANILEHUA WEBINAR SERIES introduces the ʻōhiʻa lehua, an endemic Hawaiian tree, as our teacher in healing the chronic and existential pain of historical and intergenerational trauma associated with opioid use disorder. Viewing the land as our communities and health as water cycle resilience, this series looks to the cloud catching, truth-telling, ʻōhiʻa lehua for ways to hoʻi ka wai, to remove seen and unseen emotional blockages to restore waters (waiwai) stolen by trauma. Aimed at creating safe spaces for co-learning, this series convenes peers across the systems of care who believe that when Indigenous leadership is uplifted, wellness is accessible to all.
VISION: Hoʻi ka ʻoʻopu ʻai lehua i ka māpunapuna
The lehua-eating ʻoʻopu has gone back to the spring.
Said of one who has gone back to the source.
“Our practices hold much of the medicine we need.” (#1034)