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         I have traveled most of my life to foreign countries and to different states of the US, but Hawaii has always been my home.  I am of Native Hawaiian descent and my family is from Moloka'i, Hawai'i, but because I had travelled so much growing up I assimilated myself with the host culture of that particular place.  So, as I grew older I had a strong desire to learn more about myself and what it means to be Hawaiian.  When I came back to Hawai'i I immersed myself in the learning of my own culture.  As time passed I began to progress in a few of the arts of my people such as hula (dance), mele (song), oli (chant), and various other na mea o Hawai'i. 

          All of my life experience and my passions have set me on a path to share my culture with others and to become a person that is in balance with the world. As I progress forward in my life’s’ journey I take with me the teachings of my people, remembering that we must look to the past so that we can face the future.  I continue to learn and progress myself as a Native Hawaiian and most importantly as a human being of this Earth. With love and respect,                                                                                     

                                        -Kahu Ka'alekahi