The influx of newcomers since WWII have brought changes in the land and in the fabric of the society in He‘eia. It has also brought an increase in land prices that is driving many Native Hawaiians to leave the islands.
Environment Rick discusses the flora and fauna in the ahupua‘a today: what native species remain and what invasives have taken over. He also discusses the importance of their native plant restoration efforts.
Losing Land Rocky discusses social and economic forces that have led to Hawaiians losing their land in He‘eia. She tells the story of the evictions from He‘eia Kea.
The kūpuna [elders] of He‘eia talk about the various attempts made to bring large-scale commercial development to the area, and their ongoing efforts to fight such endeavors.
Many of the issues of land, environment, people and development come down to the matter of Hawaiian sovereignty, and the impacts of the overthrow of the Kingdom in 1893.
Terms regarding change, responsibility, time, visitors, environments.