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Ke‘ohohou-Mitchell, Myra
In this excerpt from He Wahi Mo‘olelo no nā Ke‘ei ma Kona Hema, Myra Luika Maile Ke‘ohohou-Mitchell describes her family’s practices and relationships with the land and ocean resources.

Smith, Pi‘ilani (on native culture, politics, and empowerment)
Trained in hula by her mother Alice K. Keawekane Smith, Piʻilani Smith stems from a matrilineal descent of kumu hula spanning many generations.

Serrao, John (on quilt making)
With over 1,000 Hawaiian quilt designs under his belt, John Serrao is known as one of Hawai‘i’s best quilt designers.

Rubin, Winona (on native movements and politics)
Winona Rubin has been at the forefront of the Native Hawaiian movement since its beginnings.

Portabes, Manny (on canoe carving)
Manny Portabes, a kanaka maoli and master assistant for the 2006 Tahitian crew led by master carver Marirai "Freddy" Tauotaha, invited us to talk story in the shade of banyan trees and with a soft-spoken ‘ano.

Pao, Carl (on native art)
Carl Pao hopes his work will speak to people on many different levels, allowing room for others to draw their own conclusions while appreciating the statement he makes as an artist.

Nobrega, Malia (on community movements, native media, and education)
Malia Nobrega specializes in curriculum development for Kawaihuelani Hawaiian Language Program at the Univesity of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, but her interests and talents span just as far as her travels.

Naumu, Charles Kale (on native education)
Charles Kale Naumu shares about his experiences in Hawaiian immersion education.

Natividad, Anthony (on ‘ohe hano ihu, Hawaiian nose flutes)
A window tinter by trade, Anthony Natividad has a passion for the ʻohe hano ihu and sharing Hawaiian stories with those willing to listen.

Motta, Pi‘olani (on Lena Machado)
Excerpts from interviews conducted in 2004 with Piʻolani Motta, hānai daughter of Aunty Lena Machado.

Marzan, Marques Hanalei (on native art)
A graduate of the University of Hawai‘i, Marques Hanalei Marzan perpetuates the Hawaiian culture through the ancient craft of lauhala weaving.

MacKenzie, Melody Kapilialoha (on native law)
Currently the director for the Center of Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Kapilialoha MacKenzie has extensive experience in Native Hawaiian rights and the law.

Lopes, Keawe (on hula, Hawaiian language)
Keawe Lopes is an Assistant Professor at the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, teaching papa mele and papa ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.

Kwan, Ke‘ala (on music, family, and Hawaiian language)
Keʻala Kwan grew up in Āliamanu and then moved out to Wai‘anae with his mother and two younger brothers.

Kukahiko, Puni (on native art)
With two young children, Puni Kukahiko continues to voice her concerns on the fate of her people through her artwork.

Kekauoha, Sam (on keeping genealogy records)
As an educator and noted elder in the Latter Day Saints community in Lāʻie, Uncle Sam has been given the kuleana to help people remember and reconnect with their ‘ohana through genealogy in Hawaiʻi and beyond.

Keahi, Sarah (on Hawaiian language)
Sarah Keahi is living a life dedicated to mea Hawai‘i.

Kawelo, Kapua (on natural resource management)
Kapua Kawelo grew up in Kailua, and her ʻohana is from Kahaluʻu.

Kaniaupio, Dawn (on filmmaking)
“Through the work that I do now, I hope to present another way for us to see ourselves as well as the outside world to see us,” explains Dawn Kaniaupio as she shares her desire to capture and promote Hawaiian traditional practices.

Eskaran, Kāwika (on native carving and Pacific connections)
Kāwika Eskaran is a faculty member and master carver at BYU Hawai‘i.

de Silva, Kahikina (on Hawaiian language, music, and radio broadcasting)
Kahikina de Silva is an instructor in the Hawaiian Language Department at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa.

Chun, Ka‘ili (on native art)
As an artist, Kaʻili Chun draws on both the Western and Hawaiian heritages with which she is familiar, considering Hawaiian history and culture and the changes wrought by Westernization.

Ching, Bernie (on music and Waikīkī beachboys)
One-time Hawaiian musician Bernie Ching grew up on the water.

Cachola, Fred (on growing up Hawaiian)
The first thing you should know about Fred Cachola is that his heart is in Kohala.

Braine, Naomi (on lei making and native business in Waikīkī)
Naomi Braine has been making lei all her life.

Booth, Marlene (on native filmmaking)
Marlene Booth is an award-winning filmmaker who, along with the late Dr. Kanalu Young, produced the film entitled “Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai‘i.”

Aona-Ueoka, Kawai (on kapa making)
Kawai Aona-Ueoka was born and raised in Nānākuli. It was through her love of hula that she began her journey to find kapa.

Leslie, Fred Kaimalino (with Weston Leslie)
Fred Kaimalino Leslie was born at Nāpo‘opo‘o in 1918.

Kalani, Albert
Albert Kalani, Hawaiian, was born in Kona on October 14, 1908, one of four brothers.

Kahele, Robert (Part 5)
Robert Kahele, Hawaiian, was born on May 1, 1917 in Honoka‘a.

Kahele, Robert (Part 4)
Robert Kahele, Hawaiian, was born on May 1, 1917 in Honoka‘a.

Kahele, Robert (Part 3)
Robert Kahele, Hawaiian, was born on May 1, 1917 in Honoka‘a.

Kahele, Robert (Part 2)
Robert Kahele, Hawaiian, was born on May 1, 1917 in Honoka‘a.

Andrews, Alva (on native education)
Alva Andrews, lomi practitioner, shares his perspective on native education.

Andrade, Maile (on native art)
Maile believes strongly in the importance of networking with other indigenous peoples across the world as we share the struggles and the victories involved in rewriting our own unique histories.

Kahele, Robert (Part 1)
Robert Kahele, Hawaiian, was born on May 1, 1917 in Honoka‘a.

Gaspar, Joseph Keanini (with Weston Leslie)
Mr. Joseph Keanini Gaspar was born at Nāpo‘opo‘o in 1905.

Mo‘okini, Esther T. "Kiki"
Esther Mo‘okini was presented the first Pa‘a Mo‘olelo Award (Distinguished Historian Award) by the Hawaiian Historical Society on October 22, 2005.

Ke‘ohohou-Mitchell, Myra Luika Maile
Myra Luika Maile Ke‘ohohou-Mitchell was born at Pōhakupa‘akai (Kapahukapu) in 1930.

Keli‘ipa‘akaua, Joseph Kepo‘ohunaikeaouli Jr.
Mr. Joseph K. Keli‘ipa‘akaua was born at Ke‘ei, South Kona, Hawaiʻi in 1929.

Pānui, William Kalikolehua
William Kalikolehua Pānui was born at Keʻei, South Kona, Hawaiʻi, on November 16, 1928.

Cachola, Fred Keakaokalani, Jr.
The first thing you should know about this self-described "kuaʻāina kid" is that his heart is in Kohala.

Ackerman, Howard (with Harriet Ackerman)
Howard Ackerman was born at Kalamawaiʻawaʻawa in 1932.