Welina

Aloha kāua,

ʻO wau nō o Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio. I am excited to share a bit of myself and my work with you through this website. The website is pretty simply organized into 4 main categories: Aikāne Research for my current research & blog.  Essays & Lectures  for previously published and recorded scholarly material.  Poetry  for previously published & recorded poetry. And finally my Resume page for everything else.  I hope you enjoy what you find and if you have any questions, ask away!

But for now, here is a makana from me and my ʻohana to you:

6 thoughts on “Welina

  1. Aloha. I am reaching out to you to see if you would be willing to call in as a quest on the Let’s talk native with John Kane live radio talk show out of NY. He is a Lakota native with a huge following and has been instrumental in getting Hawaiian issues on the air. He just msg me about wanting you to call in. Since I don’t know you this is the best shot at it I got. I don’t read my emails…long story but john has his own FB page at “Let’s talk native with John Kane” or friend me Edith Williams if your willing. We are Mauna Kea and doing whatever we can to get our voices heard Mahalo

    • Aloha. I am reaching out to you to see if you would be willing to call in as a quest on the Let’s talk native with John Kane live radio talk show out of NY. He is a Lakota native with a huge following and has been instrumental in getting Hawaiian issues on the air. He just msg me about wanting you to call in. Since I don’t know you this is the best shot at it I got. I don’t read my emails…long story but john has his own FB page at “Let’s talk native with John Kane” or friend me Edith Williams if your willing. We are Mauna Kea and doing whatever we can to get our voices heard Mahalo

  2. Hello,
    My name is Debbie and I teach in an independent school. As I was planning a year-long poetry unit this week, I stumbled upon your performance at the White House. It was mesmerizing. Needless to say, it quickly became part of my curriculum. As I thought about your performance, I also thought about what a great experience it would be for my students to have the opportunity to talk with you. I wondered if you might consider a Skype interview with my students this fall. Thank you again for your beautiful poem.

  3. Today, I stumbled upon your 2009 performance at White House poetry jam. I lived in Hawaii for several years in the 1980’s and found your words touching in many ways. I would bet that your students find you an inspiring educator. They are fortunate.

  4. My Kuzin sent me a link to read about Liloa, I did. At the age of 39, Unknowingly I would come across a word I have never been exposed to that has popped up quite frequently since. Aikane. Something I can FINALLY relate to. Learning more now than I ever have in my life, I can confidently say I can feel my blood thicken. Again thank you for posting this.

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