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Kekuhi Kealiʻikanakaʻole

Owner/Creator

No Kaʻū koʻu makuahine; No Laʻie koʻu makua kāne.

Hānau ʻia au ʻo Kekuhi Kanahele Kealiʻikanakaʻole he pulapula.

ʻO Hawaiʻikuauli kuʻu kulaiwi.

ʻO Panaʻewa kuʻu ʻāina.

ʻO Kīlauea kuʻu mauna.

ʻO ka Palekai kuʻu kai.

ʻO ka ʻōhiʻa lehua ka lāʻau i ʻoluʻolu ai kuʻu ola.

OLA LOA!

"For much of my youth I felt like I didn't belong, socially..."

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Aimee Sato

Kua Administrative Alakaʻi

No Iāpana ko’u mau mākua

Hānau ʻo Aimee Sato, he pulapula

ʻO Wailua kuʻu kulāiwi

ʻO Kahaluʻu kuʻu ʻāina

ʻO Koʻolau kuʻu mauna

ʻO Hakipuʻu kuʻu kai

‘O ka palaʻā ka lā’au i ‘olu’olu ai ku’u ola.

OLA LOA!

"I'm a hula dancer, nurtured by the wailua of Kauaʻi and currently fed by the pōʻaihale rains of Kahaluʻu..."

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Kainana Francisco

Kākoʻo

No Yokohama koʻu makuahine. No Hilo koʻu makuakāne.

Hānau ʻia au ʻo Kainana Sachi Francisco, he pulapula.

ʻO Hilo o ka ua kinakinai kuʻu kulāiwi.

ʻO Puna paia ʻaʻala i ka hala kuʻu ʻāina. 

ʻO Kīlauea, Maunaloa, me Maunakea o ka ʻāina Pele kuʻu mau mauna.

ʻO Kumukahi i ka hikina a ka lā kuʻu kai.

ʻO ka lama o Laka ka lāʻau i ʻoluʻolu ai kuʻu ola. 

OLA LOA!

"I grew up on the east side of Hawaiʻi island, spending most of my time outdoors with my ʻohana..."

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Leahi Hall

Kākoʻo

Hānau ʻo Lēʻahi Hall, he pulapula 

ʻO Hāmakualoa kuʻu kulāiwi

ʻO Kuiaha kuʻu ʻāina

ʻO Haleakalā kuʻu mauna

ʻO Peʻahi kuʻu kai

‘O ka ʻōhiʻa ʻai ka lā’au i ‘olu’olu ai ku’u ola.

OLA LOA!

"A long time ago in a wā Kumulipo far far away there lived a girl who danced Halemaʻumaʻu..."

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Naoho Kanahele

Poʻokeʻokeʻo

No San Fransisco koʻu makuahine; No Koolaupoko koʻu makua kāne.

Hānau ʻia au ʻo Keahikaaiohelo Kanahele he pulapula.

ʻO Hawaiʻikuauli kuʻu kulaiwi.

ʻO Panaʻewa kuʻu ʻāina.

ʻO Kīlauea kuʻu mauna.

ʻO ka Palekai kuʻu kai.

OLA LOA!

"Aloha! My name is Keahikaaiohelo Naoho Kanahele. I grew up in Panaewa on the moku of Hilo..."

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Kekuhi Kanahele

Programs Support

No Hilo koʻu makuahine; No Koolaupoko koʻu makua kāne.

Hānau ʻia au ʻo Kekuhi Haililani Kanahele.

ʻO Hawaiʻikuauli kuʻu kulaiwi.

ʻO Panaʻewa kuʻu ʻāina.

ʻO Kīlauea kuʻu mauna.

ʻO  ka ua loku a o Panaewa kuʻu wai.

ʻO ka ʻīlio koʻu ʻano.

I Ola Loa a pua-aneane!

"I am an 18 year old person who really enjoys hula, helping others, and helping for a cause..."

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Linnea Heu

Multimedia Support

No Hanapēpē koʻu makuahine. No Kailua koʻu makuakāne.

Hānau ʻia au ʻo Linnea Ihilani Heu, he pulapula.

ʻO Kaua’i o Manokalanipō kuʻu kulāiwi.

ʻO Hilo kuʻu ʻāina. 

ʻO Maunakea kuʻu mauna.

ʻO Haleolono kuʻu muliwai.

ʻO ka ʻuluhe ka lāʻau i ʻoluʻolu ai kuʻu ola. 

OLA LOA!

"Growing up on the West Side of Kauaʻi, I love sunshine, heat, sand and salt..."

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Aleysia Kaha

Paimāna Advocate

No Kāneʻohe koʻu makuahine. No Waiʻanae koʻu makuakāne.

Hānau ʻia au ʻo Aleysia-Rae Kuʻumanaʻolanamaikalani Kaha, he pulapula.

ʻO Hawaiʻikuauli kuʻu kulaiwi.

ʻO Hilo kuʻu ʻāina.

ʻO Maunaloa kuʻu mauna.

ʻO ka ua ʻaʻala honua kuʻu wai.

ʻO ke kalo ka lāʻau i ʻoluʻolu ai kuʻu ola.

OLA LOA!

"I have a deep aloha for our ʻāina and appreciate all kinds of ways to connect to and learn from her..."

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