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New plaque unveiled at Kapaemahu stones

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                                Kumu Charlani Kalama conducted a blessing Tuesday during the unveiling of a new plaque to help people learn about the stones of Kapaemahu, a unique cultural monument to healing and inclusion located in the heart of Waikiki.
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Kumu Charlani Kalama conducted a blessing Tuesday during the unveiling of a new plaque to help people learn about the stones of Kapaemahu, a unique cultural monument to healing and inclusion located in the heart of Waikiki.

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                                Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu circled the monument with a lei. The Kapaemahu stones honor four mahu (someone of dual male and female spirit) healers named Kapaemahu (the leader of the group), Kapuni, Kinohi and Kahaloa.
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Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu circled the monument with a lei. The Kapaemahu stones honor four mahu (someone of dual male and female spirit) healers named Kapaemahu (the leader of the group), Kapuni, Kinohi and Kahaloa.

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                                The new plaque adorned with maile lei on Tuesday.
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The new plaque adorned with maile lei on Tuesday.

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                                Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, left, Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer, curator, during a blessing Tuesday at the Kapaemahu stones.
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Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, left, Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer, curator, during a blessing Tuesday at the Kapaemahu stones.

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kumu Charlani Kalama conducted a blessing Tuesday during the unveiling of a new plaque to help people learn about the stones of Kapaemahu, a unique cultural monument to healing and inclusion located in the heart of Waikiki.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu circled the monument with a lei. The Kapaemahu stones honor four mahu (someone of dual male and female spirit) healers named Kapaemahu (the leader of the group), Kapuni, Kinohi and Kahaloa.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The new plaque adorned with maile lei on Tuesday.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, left, Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer, curator, during a blessing Tuesday at the Kapaemahu stones.