‘Ahahui logo was designed by Sam ‘Ohukani‘ōhi'a Gon III and Mike
Naho‘opi‘i and incorporates plants and animals from the land
and the sea. On land (upper) is a nuku‘i‘iwi vine with a carnivorous caterpillar,
and to the right, a mamo (a honeycreeper used for featherwork).
For the sea (lower) there is a monk seal (‘īlio-holo-i-ka-uaua), a
hā‘uke‘uke (purple urchin), and a limu kala (important medicinal and
protocol seaweed). Within this lei of life is a petroglyph of a
family, representing Hawaiian lifestyle and community. Above the figures is a triple circle, symbol
of the three-fold mission of our ‘Ahahui: stewardship, culture, and education.
The symbol is a closed oval, signifying the circle of ecological
relationships between plants and animals, and between land and sea.
Humans are embraced within this relationship, and via cultural
practices and spiritual links (e.g., via ‘aumakua) are part of the circle as well. We
stand for informed, responsible stewardship of the land and sea.