The Makahiki Kuilima is presented by Naepuni Aloha the parent group of Ke Kula ʻo S.M. Kamakau, a Hawaiian medium P-12 education program dedicated to teaching through the Hawaiian language and culture. The purpose of the event is to preserve, perpetuate, educate and share Hawaiian cultural traditions, values and practices through the emphasis of the Hawaiian language and makahiki traditions. The event is supported by the hard work and dedication of the ‘ohana of Naepuni Aloha, the staff of Ke Kula ʻo S.M. Kamakau, Kai Loa Inc., Kanalu, Turtle Bay Resort, and many, many more supporters from the community.