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2013 UH Hilo Distinguished Alumni & Service Awards Banquet is February 22
by Admin Niuolahiki - Monday, February 11, 2013, 9:44 PM

“...Dr. Larry Kimura is recognized as the grandfather of the movement to perpetuate the use of Hawaiian language in modern Hawaiʻi, and has a PhD in Indigenous Language Revitalization. As an assistant professor of Hawaiian Language and Culture, Kimura has spent 20 years creating audio documentation of the last native Hawaiian language speakers. He is co-founder of Hawai‘i’s Pūnana Leo Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools and chair of the Hawaiian Lexicon Committee to create new Hawaiian words. Kimura also serves as Hawaiian Cultural Planner and Interpreter for the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.” Ka moʻolelo piha >>