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Kaimana Barcarse

Kaimana Barcarse (Kanaka Hawaiʻi), Chair

A former Indigenous Rights Radio Producer for Cultural Survival, Kaimana has represented Cultural Survival at United Nations events in New York and Lima, Peru, and has produced dozens of radio programs. Kaimana is also the lead DJ of the Hawaiian language program "Alana I Kai Hikina" on KWXX-FM, the Hawaiʻi Island member of the state Board of Education, and the West Hawai’i Regional Director for Kamehameha Schools, whose mission is to improve the capability and well-being of Hawaiians through a healthy community ecosystem with a focus on education. Kaimana was the director of the former Exploration Sciences and Voyaging Division of the 'Aha Punana Leo which utilized the wa'a (canoe) as a platform to strengthen the Hawaiian language skills and cultural traditions of its participants. He continues to educate and further his work on voyaging and navigation through his roles with the ʻOhana Waʻa, a board member of Nā Kālai Waʻa Moku o Hawaiʻi, a captain and on the leadership team of Honuakai, and as a member of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Kaimana also serves as chair of the board of directors at The Cultural Conservancy, Vice-President of the Hawaiʻi Council of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, and Hope Pelekikena of ʻAhahui Siwila ʻo Ke Aloha ʻĀina.