The Value Statement, is a proclamation of our values and beliefs as an organization. These are the values that are embraced, internalized, and reflected, within the culture of the Aloha ʻĀina Party. They represent who we are and dictate how we will act and interact with one another both in and out of the Aloha ʻĀina Party.
RECOGNIZE THE DIVINE:
We recognize and acknowledge the Divine and seek guidance from this source and that of our kūpuna in all that we do. We also believe all have the privilege to worship, or not, according to the dictates of their own conscience, let them worship how, where, and what they may.
To love and care for all People regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin. To feed the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, and provide assistance to the needy.
To care for and hold all life sacred, from the unborn to the living, and the dead (who continue to live in a different realm).
To recognize the 'ohana (family) as the fundamental building block that makes up the very fabric of the community, society, and lāhui (nation). Strong families = strong communities and strong communities = a strong lāhui. As such, the ‘ohana and those individuals making up the ‘ohana unit (kamali‘i, makua, and kūpuna) must be cherished, respected, protected.
To mālama the ʻāina as pono stewards
To be humble, grateful, and teachable; treating others with respect and aloha. To recognize and appreciate a Higher Power in all things and to be submissive to this power at all times.
To think, speak, and act in a manner that is honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men. To be balanced physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
To find, learn, and preserve one’s genealogy; to know who we are by knowing where we came from. In knowing our genealogy we can bind ourselves to our kupuna (ancestors), who in turn, can inspire, guide, and protect us.
To seek enlightenment, not only the acquirement of knowledge, but of true intelligence, that is, to use knowledge in a pono way.
To understand and fulfill one’s area of responsibility and stewardship as a privilege and honor.
To mālama (care for) the physical and spiritual wellbeing of persons and places you have kuleana.
To seek harmony, peace, unity, collaboration, and balance.
To be steadfast, firm, constant, immovable, loyal, and faithful to that which is pono.
To develop the virtues of the koa (warrior) including, courage, loyalty, justice, mercy, generosity, hope, faith (in ke Akua), and nobility (to act nobly); and to exercise these virtues in the pono defense and advancement of the Kānaka ‘Ōiwi (People), the Kulaiwi (Homeland), and Lāhui (Country).
To make right what is wrong and restore that which was lost, in the light of ‘oia‘i‘o (truth), kaulike (justice), and balanced by aloha (mercy), to the benefit of all according to naʻauao (wisdom).