The Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation conducts research and professional contractual consultation in its mission to elevate Hawaiian intelligence. EKF has conducted cultural studies for government, private and non-profit entities. Our research has taken us from the slopes of Maunaloa to the seas surrounding Mokumanamana. Through our research, we can encourage modern land management practices that coincide with that of our ancestors as revealed in the kumulipo. We encourage the process of Papakū Makawalu, a method of understanding our environment through our ancestor’s perspective. We offer multiple workshops on this process annually to practitioners, educators, land managers, and others from across the State. While it is important to provide our services to our community, the goal is that our research will be understood and that elevation of Hawaiian intelligence can occur.