Growing up in the ahupuaʻa of Hakipuʻu, Herbert Hoe learned from a young age the value of ʻohana and the ʻāina and the mutual dependence between the two. Following a career in the Honolulu Fire Department, Herbert recognized how the widespread health afflictions of the Native Hawaiian people impaired our ability to care for ourselves, our families, and our communities. His ʻAi Pono diet program aims to remedy these issues by returning to the traditional foods of our ancestors. Herbert’s work demonstrates how many of the most pressing questions can be answered using practices of our kūpuna. His family now has four generations who follow in his footsteps and perpetuate his legacy.