The island of Hawaiʻi is a truly special place. It’s home to the newest plots of land on earth, as the volcano Kilauea actively pumps lava flows that grow the island ever further into the Pacific. It’s something you can see with your own eyes while touring Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. If you’re fortunate, you may be guided while there by Keoni Kaholoʻaʻā, a native Hawaiʻian who works as a park ranger. In this beautiful short, Kaholoʻaʻā explains that his generation wasn’t taught the power of their cultural history, that is was something he came to value as important on his own, as he learned of his connection to Pele, the spirit of Hawaiʻian volcanoes. Now, he draws strength from Pele, and shares the power of life-creating volcanoes with visitors to his home.

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