Sol Pili Kahoʻohalahala

@ Kupa ʻāina o Lānaʻi

Sol was born on the island of Lānaʻi and descended from a long line of Hawaiian navigators, keepers of the land, waters and the sea. He organized Lānaʻi to help protect and stop the bombing of Kahoʻolawe island and also trained as a crewmember for the Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa. He is a founding member that established the Kānepuʻu Native Hawaiian Endemic Dryland Forest Preserve and the Mānele-Hulapōʻeo Marine Life Conservation District on the island of Lānaʻi. He was later elected to serve as the Lānaʻi representative to the Maui County Council for six years, the Hawai‘i State Legislature for four years, and appointed Executive Director to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission for 3 years. He advocated for the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, currently serving as its native Hawaiian elder advisor and is also the current native Hawaiian member of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument community group. Lastly, he serves as current Chairperson of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and responsible for its management plan in the Main Hawaiian Islands. I ka wa mamua i ka wa mahope.