The Office of Maunakea Management merged with Maunakea Support Services in August 2020, creating the Center for Maunakea Stewardship, which is responsible for UH-managed Maunakea lands. Please visit the center's website for more information. The migration of OMKM information to the Center for Maunakea Stewardship site is expected to be completed by the start of 2022.

Important Things to Know

Maunakea is a special place

Maunakea is culturally significant to Hawaiians. Please be respectful when visiting the mountain.
Category:Hawaiian Culture General 

Maunakea is a central element of Native Hawaiian creation stories. Please be respectful when visiting.  Leave the mountain as you found it, stay on designated areas for visitors, and, take any rubbish with you when you depart.  

According to Kepa Maly (pdf file): 

Maunakea - though simply translated as "White Mountain" since at least 1823, the name, Maunakea is also known in native traditions and prayers as Mauna a Wākea (Kea), "The Mountain of Wākea." It is the first-born mountain son of Wākea and Papa, who were also progenitors of the Hawaiian race. Maunakea is symbolic of the piko (umbilical cord) of the island-child, Hawi'i, and that which connects the land to the heavens.

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