Wahinehula talks about the importance of Hawaiian culture and how it is the people's "kuleana" or "responsibility" to keep it alive. We are a part of the land. We don't own it, it owns us.
‘O wau ‘o Wahinehula Kekumano Dukelow Kaeo. Ua hanau a hanai ia au ma ka mokupuni o Maui e ko‘u mau makua ‘o Kaleikoa Ka‘eo laua ‘o Kahele Dukelow. He keiki ‘olelo Hawai‘i au ma ke kula, ma ka hale, a me na wahi a pau. He po‘e aloha ‘aina wau.
My name is Wahinehula Kekumano Dukelow Kaeo. I was born and raised on the island of Maui. My parents are Kaleikoa Ka‘eo and Kahele Dukelow. Hawaiian is my first language and I have been in the Hawaiian Language Immersion program since preschool. I am very passionate about the restoration and revitalization of the Hawaiian language and Culture.
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