A cherished cultural resource and treasure, kupuna Eaton
is one of just two children to have grown up in Pu'uloa in an area now known as Iroquois Point, Ewa Beach.
She is considered the most knowledgeable kupuna on the Ewa Plain, and today she also serves as president of the Hoakalei Cultural Foundation.
Established in 2006 to ensure good stewardship of the land and heritage of the Ewa Plain, the Hoakalei Cultural Foundation
's vision is to enable future generations to understand, value and respect the spirit, natural resources and heritage of the Ewa moku, and to use it to guide their lives.
Toward this end, the foundation provides oversight of work to make archaeological sites within the Hoakalei Resort accessible to the community, and is actively creating partnerships with area schools and opportunities to pass on knowledge from one generation to the next.
(from left) Frances Rivero, Kuuwainani Eaton, Roxanne Adams, Arline Eaton, Alicia Maluafiti and Sharene Saito Tam at last year's Arbor Day tree giveaway