Living the Hawaiian Myth and Unlocking the Metaphor

Dr. Pualani Kanahele TEDx Maui Like her ancestors, Pualani Kanaka'ole Kanahele epitomizes cultural brilliance, beauty and power. A renowned scholar and author who is steeped in the hula tradition, she leads a team of researchers in reestablishing an ancient Hawaiian system of cultural intelligence. Dr. Kanahele is of pure Hawaiian descent and was raised in [...]
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The Echo of My Song – Robert Cazimero with Hula Dancer Alaka’i Christopher Lastimado

A TEDxMaui Talk Enjoy a series of short performances and stories from Robert Cazimero, legendary and award-winning Hawaiian singer, songwriter, pianist, kumu hula and contributor to the Hawaiian cultural renaissance. Featuring hula dancers Alaka‘i Christopher Lastimado and Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu. Cazimero is a legendary and award-winning Hawaiian singer, songwriter, pianist, kumu hula and contributor to the [...]
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Fagogo – An Extra-Ordinary Story, Aue!

Jody Jackson-Becerra TedxTalks A gifted story-teller, Jody Jackson-Becerra weaves her magic using Fagogo, a traditional Pacific Island technique of story-telling. With much laughter and imagination Jody demonstrates how you can connect with and teach valuable life lessons to children in a format that promotes true human interaction. Jody left her large family and Samoan island [...]
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Tattoo and Tapa: Reclaiming Pacific Symbols

Frances C. Koya Vaka'uta | TEDxTalks Frances Cresantia Koya Vaka’uta is Associate Dean of Research & Internationalization at the Faculty of Arts, Law & Education at The University of the South Pacific. She teaches curriculum studies and education in small island developing states, with a particular interest in Education for Sustainable Development and Rethinking Pacific [...]
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Lessons From a Thousand Years of Hawaii Sustainability – Sam ‘Ohu Gon III, PhD

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Biologist and cultural practitioner Sam Ohu Gon III reveals the true Hawaii, a place much more than beaches and mai tais. In these islands, there is a message for the world. Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor at The Nature Conservancy [...]
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Restoring Native Maui – Auwahi: Hope on a Hawaiian Volcan

TED Talks In the 1800s Maui was denuded. The trees were all harvested. The sandalwood went to China, and all the other trees were cut for firewood. Today there is an effort to restore the native forests of Maui. The perfect topic for Earth Day.
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