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Aiko Yamashiro

Author of Dear Reader: Making the Value of Hawaiʻi Together Read this piece here Aiko Yamashiro was raised in Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu, and is lucky to live near enough to see her mother Aileen, brother Daniel, sister Amy, niyok, kalo, haʻu ʻoi, and the Koʻolau mountains almost every day. She is also lucky during this lockdownContinue reading “Aiko Yamashiro”


Noʻeau Peralto

Author of Hāmākua 2120: A Moʻolelo of Abundance from a Future Read this piece hereHear this piece here Noʻeau Peralto was born and raised in Waiākea Uka, Hilo, Hawaiʻi, and is a proud descendant of kūpuna from Koholāele, Hāmākua, Hawaiʻi, where he now resides. He holds a PhD in Indigenous Politics from the University ofContinue reading “Noʻeau Peralto”

Kū Kahakalau

Author of Ancient Is Modern – Transforming Public Education for Hawaiians Read this piece hereHear this piece here Dr. Kū Kahakalau is a native Hawaiian educator, researcher, cultural practitioner, grassroots activist, and expert in Hawaiian language, history, and culture. After founding and directing the first Hawaiian-focused charter school and teacher licensing program, she is launchingContinue reading “Kū Kahakalau”

Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio

Author of Haumāna Read this piece hereHear this piece here Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio is Professor of Hawaiian Studies and the Dean of the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His published works include a history of the Hawaiian Kingdom and contemporary Hawaiian political issues, and he was co-editorContinue reading “Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio”

Presley Keʻalaanuhea Ah Mook Sang

Author of Puʻuhonua o Puʻuhuluhulu University: He Kīpuka Aloha ʻĀina no ka ʻImi Naʻauao Read this piece hereHear this piece here Presley Keʻalaanuhea Ah Mook Sang is a kupa of Papakōlea, Oʻahu, and an instructor of Hawaiian language at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. One of her most recent endeavors was the development andContinue reading “Presley Keʻalaanuhea Ah Mook Sang”

Kealoha Fox

Author of Ulu Kukui O Kaulike: Advancing Justice for Kānaka Maoli in One Generation Through Health Policy Read this piece here Dr. Kealoha Fox is a Native Hawaiian scientist, traditional practitioner, and advocate who practices a Social Determinants of Health model of care at AlohaCare, a nonprofit health plan in Hawaiʻi. Ulu Kukui O KekaulikeContinue reading “Kealoha Fox”