20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Maui natives Kumu Hula Kawaiola Noelani Deguilmo and Po'o Pua'a Kapeka Vares pose in front of desert landscape in their new home of Reno, Nevada.

Maui native Kumu Hula Kawaiola Noelani Deguilmo founded hālau Ka Pā Hula 'O Kawaiolanoelaniokane of Reno, NV on July 7, 2012. For the past ten years, she has brought traditional Hawaiian culture and practice to the little desert community and continues her mission of authentically preserving and perpetuating her cultural traditions through her kūpuna (ancestors), through oli (chant), through hula (dance), through mele (song), and through 'ōlelo (language).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Reno, Nevada, United States of America
Camera: EZ Controller
Copyright: © Sarinah Simons