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Sharing is caring at revered Hawaiian bookstore

By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 06, 2014

~~<p>Maile Meyer grew up during the 1960s and 1970s &mdash; a time, as she puts it, when &quot;a good Hawaiian was someone who wanted to be American. It was very difficult to find opportunities to study Hawaiian culture and history in school. Kupuna (elders) had the knowledge, but for many of them it was not the time to share their Hawaiian-ness.&quot;</p>
<p>That said, being a voracious reader and coming from a Hawaiian family that was actively involved with important issues of the day such as the resurgence of hula and the reclamation of Kahoolawe, Meyer kept in touch with her roots.</p>
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Maile Meyer grew up during the 1960s and 1970s — a time, as she puts it, when "a good Hawaiian was someone who wanted to be American. It was very difficult to find opportunities to study Hawaiian culture and history in school. Kupuna (elders) had the knowledge, but for many of them it was not the time to share their Hawaiian-ness."

That said, being a voracious reader and coming from a Hawaiian family that was actively involved with important issues of the day such as the resurgence of hula and the reclamation of Kahoolawe, Meyer kept in touch with her roots. NATIVE BOOKS / NA MEA HAWAII Login for more...



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