In June 2019, I had the privilege of attending the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, Aotearoa. I presented on a panel with two outstanding students from the University of Washington, Christine Sun and Jessica Hernandez. My presentation was on integrating Native Hawaiian health practices into primary care based on my work in Waimanalo. This was my first trip to Aotearoa and it was absolutely wonderful. I know I will be back to visit my Maori cousins.
I was also glad to know that the presentation was audiotaped and that it was aired on RNZ, public radio. If you’d like to hear excerpts from the presentation, click the link below.