Hula History with Kalani Simeona

Culturised TV Podcast with Makani. The art of storytelling through dancing in a Hula Hālau & Tahitian.

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Ahupua’a Economics: Hawai’i as a Model for the World

Hawaiian Entrepreneur, John Garcia OF Exchange Avenue.
The Purple Prize Finalist and joins Host Makani on Culturised.

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Culture of Technology

Host Makani takes a deep dive into the Culture of Technology. How tech affects both the history of the Hawaiians and the Future of our communities. We have Donavan Kealoha and Olin Lagon join us for how they started the Purple Mai'a Foundation, an education technology organization, whose mission is to educate and empower the next generation of culturally grounded, community serving tech makers and problem solvers.

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Dr. Umi Perkins | Episode Two

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Host Makani Tabura sits down with Dr. Umi Perkins. Umi is a graduate of Lahainaluna and Harvard, ʻUmi Perkins received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. He teaches Hawaiian history at the Kamehameha Schools and is a lecturer at the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at UH Mānoa. A former Fulbright scholar, his research focuses on Hawaiian land tenure. He has over 50 publications, and has written for The Nation, Hawaiʻi Review, The Contemporary Pacific and many other publications. He is a regular contributor to Ka Wai Ola (Office of Hawaiian Affairs), and co-wrote the screenplay for the feature film The Islands.

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Paula Akana : Episode One

Host of Cultursied Makani Tabura interviews the legend of Television Paula Akana. She is the Executive Director with The Friends of Iolani Palace and is much known for her 30 plus years as a broadcast journalist for KITV Island News. Paula is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism.

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