Maile Speaks to Kamaile Academy Students About Indigenous Peoples’ Day Bill

 On 4/12/13 Senator Maile Shimabukuro and University of Hawaii (UH) Ethnic Studies lecturer Tony Castanha spoke to Kamaile Academy high school students about the history of “Discoverer’s Day”. Specifically, they talked about whether the name of the holiday should change to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to shift the focus from the European conquerors, to the indigenous people worldwide who have been colonized.
“I was very impressed by the Kamaile Academy students, and I look forward to reading their papers about Discoverer’s Day,” Maile said. “I hope to publish their essays on the new ‘Student Voices’ section of my blog,” she concluded.
Kamaile Academy teacher Kendra Singletary wrote: “Thanks again for coming to speak to our high school students at Kamaile last week. It was an awesome presentation and the students are still talking about it!”
Here is a link to the Indigenous Peoples’ Day bill:
Here is a link to the Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolution:
Here is a link to the “Student Voices” section of Maile’s blog:
Here is a video of a powerful kane hula performance offered by Kamaile Academy students as part of their ho’okupu to Maile and Tony. Dancers from left to right are: Kelii Keliikipi, Daniel Corpuz, Dyaun Freitas:
For more information about Kamaile Academy, call (808) 697-7110
Maile visited Kamaile Academy on 4/12/13.  L-R: Kelii Keliikipi, Daniel Corpuz, Maile, and Dyaun Freitas.  [Photos courtesy of Kendra Singletary; click to enlarge]

Maile visited Kamaile Academy on 4/12/13. L-R: Kelii Keliikipi, Daniel Corpuz, Maile, and Dyaun Freitas. [Photos courtesy of Kendra Singletary; click to enlarge]

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Maile pictured with Kamaile Academy High & Middle School President Jonathan Kainoa Lasconia.

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Kamaile Academy teacher Kendra Singletary, High & Middle School President Jonathan Kainoa Lasconia, and UH Ethnic Studies lecturer Tony Castanha.

Kamaile Academy teacher Kendra Singletary, High & Middle School President Jonathan Kainoa Lasconia, and UH Ethnic Studies lecturer Tony Castanha.

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