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Jamaica Heolomeleikalani Osorio

Activist, Educator, Assistant Professor
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

ʻO wau nō ʻo Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio. I am a Kanaka Maoli aloha ʻāina educator, activist, and artists whose ʻohana has been living, working and bettering Hawaiʻi since time immemorial. My kūpuna were aliʻi, makaʻāinana, activists, educators, firefighters, laborers, pastors, artists, composers, community organizers, social service providers, storytellers, and weavers. Most importantly my kūpuna were committed members of their lāhui. I emerge from this genealogy primed and ready to continue to take forward the charge of contributing to a Hawaiʻi whose future is decolonial, deoccupied, demilitarized, and bursting with possibility.

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Events featuring Jamaica Heolomeleikalani Osorio
Events featuring Jamaica Heolomeleikalani Osorio