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Imua e nā poki‘i a inu i ka wai ‘awa‘awa, ‘a‘ohe hope e ho‘i mai ai.


Famous battle cry of Kamehameha

Translation: Forward my young brothers (and sisters) and drink of the bitter waters (of battle), there is no turning back (until victory is secured).

Today’s application: As Kanaka ‘Ōiwi (aboriginal peoples of Hawai‘i), we must press forward to protect our inheritance, assert our rights, and be prepared for the difficulties and challenges ahead; we must improve our condition as Kanaka ‘Ōiwi.