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Kalani Akana, PhD.

Kalani Akana, PhD.
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Kalani Akana, Ph.D., is a kumu of hula, oli and ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. He  has  authored  numerous  articles on hei (Hawaiian string figures) and indigenous ways of knowing and doing and  was  invited to speak at a Presidential Session of the Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific SIG at the American Education Research Association in April 2017.  In 2000, he co-organized and led the Hawaiian delegation to the Festival of Pacific Arts in New Caledonia.