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Kumu Hina    

Hawaiian Transgender Teacher & Community Leader

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu is a kanaka maoli teacher, cultural practitioner and community leader. She was born in the Nu’uanu district of Oʻahu Island and educated at Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaiʻi. She was a founding member of Kulia Na Mamo, a community organization established to improve the quality of life for māhū wahine (transgender women). She is currently the Cultural Director at Hālau Lōkahi, a public charter school dedicated to using Native Hawaiian culture, history, and education as tools for developing and empowering the next generation of warrior scholars. She and her students have been invited to participate in numerous events in Hawaiʻi and abroad including trips to Tahiti, Aotearoa and Japan. Hina also serves as a leader in many community affairs and civic activities, including as Chair of the O‘ahu Island Burial Council, which oversees the management of Native Hawaiian burial sites and ancestral remains. In 2014, Hina announced her bid for a position on the board of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the first transgender candidate to run for statewide political office in the United States.


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