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Kawena Elkington

Born and raised in Windward Oʻahu, Kawena is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Geography and Environment. In her studies, Kawena focuses on indigenous economic development issues in Hawaiʻi. This interest stems from an overall goal of engaging with economic activity from a Kanaka ʻŌiwi perspective to build capacity and install generational sustainability. She received a BA in Indigenous Resource Management, and an MA in Hawaiian Studies from UH Mānoa.

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