“When we say we are Hawaiian in the Hawaiian language we say, ‘he Hawaii au,’ which translates to ‘I am Hawaii.’ We don’t separate the person from the place, which is something that I’m very proud of. Without Hawaii, I don’t exist and without me, neither does Hawaii.” Learn about Hawaiian surfer Cliff Kopono’s journey to protect his cultural heritage, as well as the ocean that surrounds his home near Hilo, Hawaii.
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