Vicky Holt Takamine, Executive Director of PA’I and Kumu Hula of Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima will present on the Hawaiian Culture Panel of the 5th Annual Distinctive Women in Hawaiian History Program at the Hawai’i Convention Center on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Her panel will be from 11:10-11:40 am. They will be discussing ancient Hawaiian women’s relevance and influence on the 21st century culture and the transformation of Hawaiian practices as a living/expanding culture, inherent with co-exsisting tensions that together demonstrate a vigorous regional culture, rather than a provincial one. Other people on the panel are Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane and author Lucia Tarallo Jensen. The moderator for the panel will be Bishop Museum’s own Noelle Kahanu.