Kumu Niu

Alex Cantatore | 2022 | 15 min.

2023 Official Selection

The island of O’ahu is covered with coconut palms, but for fear of liability the vast majority of these sacred trees have been stripped of coconuts. The grassroots movement “Niu Now” is on a mission to restore the “niu,” or coconut, as a fundamental food crop in Hawai’i and spread the Indigenous wisdom of “aloha ‘āina:” loving land and serving people.

More information:

quickactcasual.com   |   stateforesters.org   |   niunow.org