Moʻoaupuni is the history or succession of our government: from the past, to the present and into the future. Moʻo, in this sense, refers to a succession or story. Aupuni refers to government. Aupuni can be further broken down into two words: au and puni. Au refers to a train of thought or opinion, a current as of water, a time period or cycle, or fibers that make something strong. Puni refers to the action of surrounding or covering around every side, as with the ocean surrounding our islands.
A WIDE ARRAY OF PERSPECTIVES
Moʻoaupuni seeks to provide resources from a wide array of perspectives in an open, neutral setting. However, it is not a comprehensive source on every and all aspects of Hawaiian governance. It is but one hālau sharing information about Hawaiʻi’s political history and current nation-building landscape. If you have a suggestion, please let us know.