ALAKA'I & HAUMĀNA MEMBERS
Our Alaka'i and Haumāna Members are community groups caring for the ʻāina, actively managing a coastal area in Maui Nui, and currently engaged in the Network. Many of these groups have been managing their sites for years, some groups working for over 20 years, and while no two sites are alike, their conservation values overlap and unite them. Alaka'i (leader) are voting members, while Haumāna (student) are non-voting members interesting in becoming Alaka'i.
The role of these Kāko'o (supporter) organizations is like that of crustose coralline algae, the pink algae that cements coral reefs together. They are active participants in the Network, handling coordination and providing technical expertise, which allows the passion and commitment of our Alaka'i and Haumāna Members to drive everything forward.