//022 Pualani Case, spiritual and cultural leader + kumu hula

July 16, 2019

Recently Pualani Case travelled to Aotearoa to bring us the stories of Hawaii and her fight to protect her maunga, Mauna Kea.

Aunty Pua, as she is affectionately known, is a spiritual and cultural leader. She is a Kumu Hula, a teacher of traditional dance and chant, and is a passionate advocate for the Kanaka Maoli indigenous people of Hawaii.

She holds multiple degrees, and was a public school teacher for more than 30 years, but today, she and her family work tirelessly to protect their ancestral spaces from destruction and desecration.

In this episode we talk about religious colonialism, indigenous solidarity, and of course, her beloved Mauna Kea.

I stand because my grandmother stood. I stand on the shoulders of a bad ass woman.

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