by I grew up very proud of my Hawaiian heritage. I loved listening to stories about my dad and his siblings who participated in the Hawaiian renaissance in the 1960s and 1970s. As Native Hawaiians, they joined the movement to reconnect with our lost Hawaiian culture. They attended a halau, which is a traditional school […]
Mixed Ethnicity: The Children of Asian-Pacific Islanders
by Whenever we travel as a family, people often give us a perplexed look as they stare at both of our children and then back at us. “What is your ethnicity?”, is the usual question. My children are not only part-Arab, but Hawaiian, Filipino and Puerto Rican, making for one interesting mixed ethnicity. Being born and […]
Musical Ways To Explore Asian-Pacific Heritage With Your Child!
by Sticks, stones, shells and strings – how could you make music from all of these things? If you explore the diverse cultures from the Asian-Pacific region you’ll find some truly beautiful and unique musical instruments fashioned from these materials. And most of them date back at least several hundred years as part of the […]