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Malia Nobrega-Olivera

Malia Nobrega-Olivera is born and raised in Hanapēpē Valley, Kona, Kauaʻi. Malia is a Native Hawaiian educator, a kumu hula, a salt maker, an event strategist, and an advocate of indigenous rights at all levels – locally, regionally, and internationally. Her experiences demonstrate her commitment to her people, language, and culture and to indigenous peoples worldwide. Malia’s advocacy work has taken her to various international meetings and currently she serves as one of the 3 indigenous Pacific representatives on the Global Steering Committee for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.