Acknowledging Indigenous Peoples Day

14 10 2019

My haʻawina hale (homework) for papa ʻŌlelo (Hawaiian language class) was to write down my moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy) starting with my maternal grandmother. I think it is fitting that I share it on Indigenous Peoples Day. Each of us is indigenous to somewhere. I believe my ancestors were indigenous to China and the Hawaiian Islands.

Movies on a rainy day – these filmmakers are Hawaiian

2 05 2010

More and more indigenous Hawaiians are finding not only their voices but their audiences. I find that exciting. The Oiwi Film Festival opens today at The Honolulu Academy of Arts Doris Duke Theatre. The festival features the collective voices of Native Hawaiian filmmakers and runs through May 26, different movies on different days. Tickets are affordable at $8 with a dollar off for students, seniors and military. If you’re a member of the Academy of Arts, five bucks gets you in. I posted more information on

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