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Who We Are


Malia Nobrega-Olivera
Contact: nobrega@hawaii.edu
(808) 286-5461
Malia Nobrega-Olivera, LAMA’s Director, is a Native Hawaiian educator, community organizer, and advocate of indigenous rights at all levels– locally, regionally, and internationally. Her experiences demonstrate her commitment to her people, language, and culture and to indigenous peoples worldwide. She received a bachelor’s degree in Hawaiian Language and a master’s degree in Educational Technology from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. Ms. Nobrega-Olivera’s advocacy work has taken her to United Nations meetings, such as the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UN World Summit on the Information Society, the UN Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She works closely with the indigenous caucus at these meetings and is currently the international coordinator for the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB), as well as the coordinator of Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific who participate at the CBD and UNFCCC meetings.
Jalna Keala
LAMA Advisory Board Member- Lamakū Naʻauao Project
Benton Kealiʻi Pang
LAMA Advisory Board Member- Lamakū Naʻauao Project
Mililani Trask
LAMA Advisory Board Member- Lamakū Naʻauao Project


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