Island Girl Series - The Pali Lookout

Swept Up In History!

Growing up as a native Hawaiian in Hawaii, we are taught about our rich culture and history. As with many other cultures, there is a sense of pride when we learn about our ancestors before us and all that they endured to help create the world we live in. For many Polynesians, there is an emphasis on the importance of the 'aina, or land, in which we live in. How the land provides for our needs and how we must, therefore, take care of her. It is a circle of love and respect that is passed down from generation to generation. Also common in all histories, is the fact that not all stories from the past are full of joy and happiness. Instead, some of the most...

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