Welcome to the website of Māmalahoa where you will find information and gain insight on the Royal Order of Kamehameha I (Order) in general and Māmalahoa in particular. The Order was established by Royal Decree by Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuāiwa Kalanikupuapaikalaninui Kalanimakua Ali‘iōlani), with the recommendation of the Privy Council of State, done at the ‘Iolani Palace, on April 11, 1865. The decree established the Order’s kuleana (responsibility) to cultivate honor and loyalty to the Nation of Hawai‘i, and to recognize and support good works towards its People.
As a chapter member of this Most Noble Order, Māmalahoa honors its origins and namesake by advancing the condition of the Kānaka ‘Ōiwi (aboriginal peoples of Hawai‘i) and Nation, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Māmalahoa acts to protect, preserve, and perpetuate, the traditional Hawaiian culture, customs, and traditions. Its core values include the recognition of Ke Akua, living Aloha, and promoting the ‘Ohana as the fundamental building block to build strong communities and a strong Hawaiian Nation. Māmalahoa promotes sovereignty of self, i.e., living a life free of addiction, dependence, substance abuse, poor health, and ignorance. Māmalahoa honors the memory of Kamehameha with the presentation of the annual KamehamehaFestival on Mokuola in Hilo, encourages and develops kāne leadership in the home and community, protects wahi pana (sacred places), and advocates for the preservation and advancement of Hawaiian rights and benefits.
(Know who you are and act accordingly, as a Kānaka ‘Ōiwi)