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Final thoughts

I don’t even know where to start with my final thoughts on the past three weeks. I knew the initial expectations I had would be exceeded by the experiences we had on the trip but didn’t fully understand the impact those we met would have. Getting to hear from Native Hawaiians like the Osorios and Mikahala Roy was truly amazing and inspiring – … Continue Reading

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Mikahala Roy

After listening to Mikahala speak to us this morning, the importance of land and language for Hawaiian identity is extremely clear. Her emotion and passion for her culture was so raw it was hard to not tear up along with her as she talked about her ancestors and the issues she has with the hotel on the heiau land and … Continue Reading

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I am so excited to get to Hawaii! This is something I have been looking forward to for a very long time and I cannot believe the time to go is almost here. I am eager to arrive on the islands to see the places we have learned about in person. I am also looking forward to getting to be … Continue Reading

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