Kalaupapa residents, family members, descendants and friends gather in the “Circle of Remembrance” at the future site of the Kalaupapa Memorial where they speak aloud the names of loved ones who have died at Kalaupapa. Photo: Wayne Levin

The ‘Ohana Mission
E Ho‘ohanohano a E Ho‘omau. . . To Honor and To Perpetuate

Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa, an ‘ohana of Kalaupapa residents,  their family members and friends, is dedicated to promoting the value and dignity of every individual forcibly relocated to Kalaupapa since 1866. 

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Wiliama Namahoe at the grave of his great-grandmother, Kawaikoeahiokekuahiwi Wong-Hoe Kahoukapu.

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Conceptual design of the Kalaupapa Memorial. 


Kalaupapa residents gather around the ahu at the site of the Kalaupapa Memorial.


The rich history of music written at Kalaupapa was celebrated by some of Hawai`i’s most well-known musicians in a virtual concert, “The Music of Kalaupapa,” which originally aired on October 17 -- and is still available on Facebook and YouTube for viewing through Sunday, October 25. The event is sponsored by Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa. 

To produce this concert, Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa received assistance from CARES Act funding made possible by the Hawai`i Council for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Play our 5-minute video for an introduction to the history of Kalaupapa and her people.


Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa was established in August, 2003, as a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the value and dignity of every individual who was exiled to the Kalaupapa peninsula beginning in 1866.


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Kalaupapa, HI 96742


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