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Homestead Association Membership Drive

Ahupua`a o Molokai News Release

The Ahupua`a o Molokai (AoM) Hawaiian Homesteaders Organization was established in 1987 and is a unified group that encompasses all of Molokai’s homestead areas and associations. On Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the Ahupua`a o Molokai will be hosting their Annual Membership Drive at Kulana `Oiwi Halau. Dinner will be served. We encourage all homesteaders to attend to get more information about each Homestead Association and hopefully sign up to become a member. There will be lucky number drawings for those who sign up to be members of any of the Homestead Associations. There will also be a dessert contest. Hope to see you there!

AoM promotes active participation to learn, discuss, and resolve fair and satisfactory solutions to problems affecting our basic rights and benefits as provided in the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920 and the State of Hawaii Admissions Act, Section 5 (f). AoM received its nonprofit status in 2002.

The mission of the AoM is to provide council and to establish a foundation to perpetuate Native Hawaiian Rights, improve the health and wellbeing of the Molokai homestead communities, their economic self reliance, agriculture sustainability, and environmental stewardship. AoM has been a fiscal sponsor to its Associations and other approved organizations that comply with AoM Bylaws, as well as a unified group that encompasses all of Molokai’s homestead areas. Currently, the Associations that make up AoM are: One Ali`i/Kamiloloa Homestead Association, Kapa`akea Homestead Association, Kalama`ula Homestead Association, Kalama`ula Hou Homestead Association, Ho`olehua Homestead Association, Ho`olehua Agriculture Homestead Association, Makaku`oha Coop, and Farmers Alliance. AoM also has a Kupuna (elder) Advisory and `Opio (youth) Council.

If you have any questions or for more information, you may call Kilia Purdy-Avelino, AoM

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