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Kumu Hina's Transition

Kumu Hina, a teacher at Hālau Lōkahi (a public charter school in Hawaii), speaks about her transition to the “place in the middle” and her mission to preserve the true meaning of aloha.
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Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
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A Rare Person

In this clip, Hoʻonani’s peers express acceptance and respect for her and her “place in the middle”—a gender-fluid place. Hoʻonani also speaks about her own identity.
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Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
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Hawaiians Live in Aloha

Screenshot of "A Place in the Middle: The True Meaning of Aloha" intro sequence.
This animation sequence explains traditional Hawaiian gender roles and their conception of māhū, or the middle. Kumu Hina, a teacher at Hālau Lōkahi— a public charter school in Hawaii—also discusses the history of colonization and its impact on Hawaiian culture.
Grade Level
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
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History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Meet Hoʻonani Kamai

Hoʻonani Kamai, a student at Hālau Lōkahi—a public charter school in Hawaii—introduces herself to us and expresses self-pride and knowledge of her cultural roots.
Grade Level
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
Subject
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain