The inspiration for the Aloha ʻĀina logo comes from the Nūpepa Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language newspapers) that ran from the 1830’s through the 1940’s, and it is why you may notice our name does not use the Hawaiian diacritical marks. There were dozens of Hawaiian language newspapers, and they were invaluable resources of news and history, preserving many of the stories of traditional Hawaii. Today, there are over one million pages of these newspapers archived, and they have again become a valuable educational tool as the stories of our kūpuna (ancestors) are enlightening the new generations. Similarly, we hope that by bringing focus back to ʻĀina… Aloha ʻĀina… We will help the next generations get back to our most valuable resource…. our land.
Please visit the website awaiaulu.org to learn more about the revival of the Nūpepa Hawaiʻi.