Hawaiʻi’s Remarkable Woman: Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine
Our Executive Director, Vicky Holt Takamine, was named by KITV 4 to be Hawaiʻi’s Remarkable Woman. Click here to go to the story.
Intercultural Leadership Institute: Manaʻo From a Fellow
This past January, PAʻI Foundation hosted the second cohort of the Intercultural Leadership Institute here on Oʻahu. Below we share some manaʻo (thoughts) from cohort member, Carol Zou. To see the full article, click here.
“At the close of the retreat in Hawai’i, all of us walked out into the ocean, and dipped ourselves under three times to leave our trouble in the salt water, much as we had left it on the sacred mountaintop. As I stood watching the backs of my peers standing in the water and staring silently into the vast distance, I thought that this was the true meaning of interculturality: recognizing the sublime vastness of the world before us and the different experiences that it held. In the spirit of aloha ‘āina, interculturality also emerged within the relationships we built with each other, and with our respective relationships to land. We had momentarily created, in Osorio’s words, a ‘fishing net of intimacy’, a net that caught me during a moment of spiritual freefall.”