Hamana the Hero

Circa 1910, Hamana Kalili, a Laie, Oahu resident, lost three fingers while working at the Kahuku Sugar Mill. Despite his handicap, Hamana went on to become a seminal Kupuna (community elder and source of wisdom) living up to his name, Ha-Mana, Ha meaning “Breath of Life” and Mana meaning “Personal Power.”

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