Connie Florez is an indigenous film producer and director. She was born in Fairfield California and now lives in Hilo. She has made many influential movies. Connie discusses current projects including, The Glade’s and Koolau the Leper, and past projects, Kumu Hina and Ke Kulana He Mahu. More information on Connie Florez can be found... Read More
Michelle began studying hula at the age of 3 and martial arts at 9. She is a first generation Senior Black Belt under Olohe Solomon Kaihewalu, and the only woman instructor. She was also given the designation of Knight Commander by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I; the first woman in history to be knighted... Read More
Interviewed by: Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp Description: Kaʻiulani describes growing up in Mākaha, describes our roles as entrepreneur’s pre contact, and her nonprofit Hiʻohia. Hiʻohia (https://www.hiohia.org) audio moʻolelo is/will be available on Native Stories. More about Ka’iulani Kauihou Parents: Dalani Tanahy and Kimo Kauihou Ahupua’a: Mākaha Keiki: Kaleiua 5 and Kaleikea 3 Passions: traveling, bodyboarding, Polynesian... Read More
Sponsor: Hawaii Council for the Humanities Sources: Imaikalani Kalahele Voice: Imaikalani Kalahele and Noelani Arista and Lala Nuss Date Recorded: May 14, 2018 Description:[Explicit Language](Part 2 of 2) Focused on the start of his activism and the beginning of Contemporary Art in Honolulu. Imaikalani Kalahele is a Kanaka Maoli (native Hawaiian) poet, artist, and musician... Read More
Sponsors: Hawaii Council for the Humanities Sources: Imaikalani Kalahele Voice: Imaikalani Kalahele and Noelani Arista and Lala Nuss Description: [Explicit Language] (Part 1 of 2) Focused on his childhood in downtown Honolulu. Imaikalani Kalahele is a Kanaka Maoli (native Hawaiian) poet, artist, and musician whose work has appeared in anthologies of native Hawaiian literature, such... Read More
Interviewed by: Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp Description: Māpuana Hayashi-Simpliciano is a Kanaka Maoli and Ainu rights advocate, educator, scholar, poet and hip-hop artist. Adam and Māpuana discuss King Kalākaua’s role in Japanese migration to Hawaiʻi, treatment of indigenous people of Japan, and how she learned ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi on her bus ride’s home from her hula performances.