Meet the Poʻo
Loke Aloua is a Kanaka Maoli, māhū who has ancestral ties to Kona. They are lead educator who oversees curriculum development and rehabilitation activities. They coordinate education, research, and restoration efforts. They enjoying playing with their nephews riding skateboard and playing outside.
Kimberly Crawford Salinas
Kimberly Crawford is a settler who was born and raised in Kona. She assists with rehabilitation activities and oversees community gatherings and water policy advocacy. She enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing at the fishpond.
Chris Jr Salinas
Christopher Salinas is a Kanaka Maoli, male who has ancestral ties to Kona. Chris oversees wa’a (canoe) safety, use, and instructions. He helps coordinate fishpond workday initiatives. He is a proud daddy who enjoys spending quality time with his growing family.
Nāmeleoku’upu’uwai Naipo-Arsiga is a Kanaka Maoli female from Puna who assists with rehabilitation activities and collects kilo data. She enjoys spending time with family and exploring the ocean.
Hui Guest Educator
Rebekah Garrison is a community organizer for the Sierra Club Hawaiʻi and Hawaʻi Alliance For Progressive Action. Focusing on the Shut Down Red Hill Campaign, she is a founding member of the Oʻahu Water Protectors and the Shut Down Red Hill Coalition. Rebekah is a queer white settler woman born and raised in Humboldt County, Northern California–the Indigenous homelands of the Hupa, Karuk, Mattole, Wiyot, and Yurok peoples. Centering island activist networks and voices in Bieké, Guåhan, and Hawaiʻi, her scholarship and community work within grassroots movements reimagine the possibilities of Indigenous-settler solidarity. . She is a water drinker currently living in Mānoa. Oli I Ka Wai!
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