About Us: Our focus is on healing the social ills that exist in our communities.

Ohana Ho'opakele is a community-based organization whose purpose is to restore balance in our families and our communities. Our focus is on healing the social ills that exist in our communities. We feel that a primary cause of imbalance and disharmony in our society is an unnecessarily high incarceration rate that breaks up families.

Our solution to this problem is the implementation of a restorative justice process that will more effectively deal with the Rehabilitation of our community members who have made mistakes in their lives.

Rehabilitation is a healing process that requires a therapeutic environment focused on wellness, as opposed to the existing correctional process whose focus is punitive.

Our aspiration is to implement a complimentary alternative to the existing judicial process in cases that are better served by a holistic, therapeutic vehicle. We advocate a traditional ho'oponopono process and decentralized pu'uhonua (wellness centers) on each island.

We advocate a traditional ho'oponopono process and decentralized pu'uhonua (wellness centers) on each island.

The following is an ancient ritual to be performed in the morning to greet the sun. This may be done individually or as a group.

"Hiiwai"- connect with the ocean, cleanse, ask Akua to cleanse you. Go up to waist level then submerge completely and then come up slowly- facing ocean, outward and without wiping your face or arms. Let it drip off. Pray. Say what is on your mind. Ask for blessings for the new day, for a big project, going to battle, a paiina (a party), or anything of signifigance. -Uncle Sam

Note: In ancient times, and up until the late 20's, this was done in the nude.