The proverb “Ola nā iwi – The bones live” refers to respected elders who are well-cared for by their families. Ola Nā Iwi is a registry of biographical profiles of our kūpuna. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for families to pay tribute to their own beloved elders and to honor these hulu kūpuna throughout the global community.
Our kūpuna are precious and dear to us all. In keeping with the respect and protocol that is their traditional right, we remind our readers that images and information contained in Ola Nā Iwi belong to the families that provide them and are not to be used without their owner’s consent.