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Island Soldier – our new trailer

Iʻm proud to serve as the Consultant and Cultural Advisor for the soon-to-be-released documentary film, Island Soldier. Directed & produced by Nathan Fitch (former Peace Corps Volunteer in Kosrae, FSM), Island Soldier is about Micronesian citizens serving in the US military.  I believe the film will bring some awareness to the future of the small […]

Support multilingual education in Hawaii

Aloha! Alii! Bula! Hafa Adai! Iakwe! Kaselehlie! Malo e Lelei! Mogethin! Paing Kom! Fairo! Olomwaai! Ran Karea! Talofa! Wenimomoto! ​The Hawaii Board of Education (BOE) will be searching for a new  superintendent for the Department of Education (DOE). Dr. Patricia Halagao, a colleague in UH Manoaʻs College of Education has been invited to serve on […]

Give Micronesian Youth in Hawaii a Chance to Rise

As we prepare for the new year amidst climate change summits and anti-immigrant sentiments from Republican presidential candidates, we pause to reflect on our lives as Micronesians in these United States. In this season of giving, our community continues to suffer from a deficit narrative that unjustly labels us as takers rather than contributors to […]

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