In 2011, I brought my family to Sacred 'Iao Valley. We also brought the Pōhaku Wānānā o Pai'ea. His mo'olelo he shared was "Created in the fires of Halema'uma'u by the hands of Pele, and the waters of Kanaloa, for the prophet Ke'eaunaoa; I bear the face of Nae'ole and share the Spirit of Kū. I tell the story of the Killer of Chiefs. I am the embodiment of Ke Akua/'Io, who are one in the same. I am the tangible proof given to Ke'eaunaoa to show Keku'iapoiwa (Kamehameha's Mother) that the prophecy is true, and name Nae'ole as her son's kahu and keeper."
While there, we chanted and prayed for the lives lost in the Battle of Kepaniwai, to help those ready to ascend, and to help Heal the history between the warring families and islands to find forgiveness for each other. Many tears were shed. On a return trip to the valley, a kupua, or supernatural Spirit showed herself next to a pōhaku in the river. Her face slightly changed in the current, but she remained for several minutes.