Nā Kūpuna a me Nā Kākoʻo o Hālawa (NKNKHI, or NKNKH Inc.) is a grassroots organization formed in 1997 with the mission to protect and advocate for Native cultural and sacred sites in North Hālawa Valley on Oʻahu and to facilitate cultural and community-based education programs tied to those sites. Its mission is to work with at-risk Hawaiian keiki.
Our organization is the official steward for the large complex of wahi kūpuna (Hawaiian pre-contact sites) under the H-3 Freeway in Hālawa Valley. We are now in the final stages of completing a stewardship management plan (SMP) to meet the requirements for a lease from the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.
NKNKHI provided community input in mitigation efforts by Federal and State agencies responsible for the preservation of Native Hawaiian cultural and religious sites endangered by the construction of the H-freeway.