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TEDxHilo Kumu Leilehua Yuen Visioning the Future through the Eyes of the Past

Almost 20 years ago, Leilehua Yuen coined the term "edutainer" for her work. An artist, kumu hula, musician, author, and poet, she considers the diverse fields all ways to entertain and educate. Reared by her grandparents, she carries a deep appreciation for the lessons and values of her k?puna, her ancestors, and shares them with her audiences and students. In this TEDxHilo Talk, officially titled, "Visioning the Future through the Eyes of the Past - One Traditional Hawaiian perspective on sustainability and abundance" Kumu Leilehua Yuen performs our opening pule. She shares an ancient Hawaiian culture of sustainability and abundance prior to contact with with the "civilized" world. This is a must-see video for anyone interested in learning more about the kapu system, conservation, sharing and working together through lokahi and aloha. About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations.) About TEDxHilo Hawai?i Island has a wealth of knowledge. Our rich Hawaiian culture blankets our remote living laboratory in aloha and we live in natural resource abundance. Our ancient history of navigators, farmers and cultural art is unique to our planet. Our diversity and pioneering spirit transcend Earth's normal evolutionary path. We move forward with lokahi and aloha in an effort to help create a global model of sustainability and abundance. TEDxHilo 2012 theme: "Helping to Create a Global Model of Sustainability and Abundance on Hawai?i Island." To get involved in TEDxHilo please visit: http://TEDxHilo.com
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