Tag Archives: Cultural preservation


Kiyiswana’n – Our Native Way

On October 6, 2013, the Chumash First Nation people held their 18th Annual Inter-Tribal Pow Wow at Lake Cachuma in Santa Ynez, CA. These annual Pow Wows are held as a celebration to honor Native […]

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Stewards of the Earth

Lisa Linn founded an organization called Eco Earth Enrichment after seeing how US corporate advertising detrimentally impacted the diets of children in third world countries. Drinking sugar-filled soda’s such as Coke and eating packaged goods […]

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Gladys and the Waipi’o Valley

The other morning, I was supposed to meet a cultural expert to take me down into the Waipi’o sacred valley to film children learning how to harvest taro. Excited by the prospect, I arrived at […]

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Love, Joy and Thanks

Today, all around the United States, family, friends and loved ones are gathering together to share a meal and to give thanks. It is a time of recognition and appreciation. Traveling in Hawaii and unable […]

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The Culture of Hawaii

Now that I’ve been on the Big Island for the first two weeks, I realize that the culture of Hawaii encompasses many things. Initially, I thought that to be Hawaiian, meant to have been born […]

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Dance With Your Heart

Pilialoha Christiansen was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. One of six children, Christiansen had to rise at 4:00am to help her parents prepare meals for the family. Christiansen had a difficult life and says […]

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