Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Jonathan Osorio

Jonathan Osorio is a past Director and now Professor of Hawaiian Studies at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. He has authored or coauthored a number of books on Hawaiian Kingdom politics, music and history, and contemporary political society in Hawaiʻi. He serves on several boards of non-profit organizations that focus on the environment and performing arts. He and his wife Mary are parents of 5 children and live in Pālolo Valley.


Camille Kalama

Camille Kalama is a staff attorney with the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation. Her family comes from Kailua, Oahu and she now calls Waiawa Makai on Oahu her home. She attended the University of Hawai`i and received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and is a 2005 graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law. She joined NHLC in 2006 after clerking for one year at the Hawaii Supreme Court. Ms. Kalama sees her work with NHLC to protect and preserve native rights and resources as her kuleana, or responsibility, as a Native Hawaiian. Her current case load includes representing clients seeking access to their kuleana lands, assisting kalo farmers in seeking waters to protect their traditional and customary rights as well as to protect and restore East Maui streams, protecting iwi kupuna, and assisting Department of Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries in resolving various issues with the Department. She was involved in the Polynesian Voyaging Society and in 2001 was named NCAA Woman Athlete of the Year for the state of Hawaii.

Lucy Gay

Bio coming soon.



Candace Fujikane

Candace Fujikane is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Hawai‘i.  She teaches classes on the literatures of Hawai‘i, land struggles in Hawai‘i, and indigenous and critical cartography.  She has co-edited two books, published several articles, and brings to KAHEA her expertise on methods of mapmaking in contemporary land struggles.


Bianca Isaki (Treasurer)

Bianca Kai Isaki, Ph.D. attends the William S. Richardson School of law, pursuing an interest in law that advocates at the intersection of environmental conservation and decolonization in Hawai‘i. Previously, she was a summer clerk with the Earthjustice Mid-Pacific office and a postdoctoral fellow in Asian American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She now works at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the University of Hawai`i at Mänoa Women Studies department and continues to revise her manuscript, A Decolonial Archive: The Historical Space of Asian Settler Politics in a Time of Hawaiian Nationhood.

Marti Townsend

Bio coming soon.




Tina Aiu

Tina Aiu is a law student at the William S. Richardson School of law, specializing in environmental law and ocean policy.  She has worked on land and natural resource conservation issues for various organizations in Hawaii, including Kamehameha Schools, The Trust for Public Land, and The Conservation Council for Hawaii.  She brings with her a diverse background in law, the biological sciences, and digital media.


Vicky Holt-Takamine (Founder and former Board President)

Vicky Holt Takamine is the founder and kumu hula (master teacher) of Pua Ali'i 'Ilima, a school of traditional Hawaiian dance. In addition, she teaches hula at UH Manoa and Leeward Community College. She graduated through the 'uniki rituals of hula from Maiki Aiu Lake. Vicky received her BA and MA in Dance Ethnology from the University of Hawai'i. Since 1997, she has coordinated demonstrations, rallies, and marches calling for social, economic, and environmental justice for native Hawaiians.

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