The Wahi Kūpuna Internship Program was launched in 2010 with support and funding from Kamehameha Schools. The primary goal of this internship program is to increase the number of Native Hawaiians and Kama‘āina in the field of Cultural Resource Management (CRM) through scientific and cultural mentoring, professional development, education and applied field experiences. Since 2010, the program has mentored numerous haumāna through conducting community based research on and off of Kamehameha Schools legacy lands through out the paeʻāina.
The Kali‘uokapa‘akai Collective was created from the need to organize our ideas, resources, and strategies to build capacity and take collective action in safeguarding our wahi kūpuna. Thus, the Kali‘uokapa‘akai Collectives purpose is to strengthen wahi kūpuna stewardship through collaboration and collective efforts.