Who we are
Our website address is: https://alakaiassociates.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect your first and last name, email address, and your website URL (if you choose to enter it in the optional field on our contact form).
Alaka’i Associates takes your privacy seriously. We do NOT sell or give your information away to anyone outside the Alaka’i Associates umbrella. The information we collect – your name and email address – are necessary components in order to direct the correct person(s) to contact you. This information is required as you have chosen to be contacted or have chosen to download anything from our site. It is the policy of Alaka’i Associates to contact its interested potential clients within 24 hours of submitting a request form. If at any time you wish to be removed from our email / mail list, please email us at Lani_almanza@alakaiassociates.com and type “remove me” in the subject line. Be sure to include your email address that you used when you originally signed up or we will not be able to identify you in our database. We will never ask you for banking or account information in an email. We do not offer prizes or gifts in exchange for your information.
Kukui – The Tree of Light
Considered one of the “canoe plants” that arrived with Polynesian migration, with many uses including medicinal, food, dye and waterproofing for kapa, and fishing, but most revered for its role as both a literal and spiritual source of light.
In recent tradition, it has come to symbolize enlightenment, knowledge, protection, guidance, peace, and learning.
‘olelo no’eau: said to have been orignially cited by a Tahitian mother to her son, which poetically links the continuation of the ‘ohana and their enlightenment with the illumination shed by a chain of kukui seeds. “The seed was sown. It budded, it blossomed. It spread out and budded again and joined line on line, like the candlenut strung on one stem. ‘Tis lighted. It burns aglow and sheds its light o’er the land.
Kaneohe, HI 96744