Hawaiian Speaker Series

Hawaiian Speaker Series
October 12, 2011 11:50 AM - October 12, 2011 12:45 AM
Location: Sharky's Cove (MP139)
Event Type: Guest Speaker
Topic: The Meaning of Hawai`i and Its Impact On You
Join us for a series of events that invite prominent Hawaiian people to come to HPU and speak
(“talk story” style) to the students about the Hawaiian culture, values and traditions. The Native
Hawaiian speakers that participate in these events give our students, faculty and staff the unique
opportunity to intimately learn about this culturally rich place we call home.
The next event will be on Wednesday, October 12 from 11:50am to 12:45pm in Sharky’s Cove
(MP 139).
Guest speaker: Mr. Ramsay Taum, Chief Sustainable Office of Sustain Hawaii; and the founder
and president of Hawai`i based Life Enhancement Institute (LEI) of the Pacific, LLC.
Ramsay Taum is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and earned a Bachelor of Science in Public
Administration from the University of Southern California. Mr. Taum has been an active participant
in business, government and community service projects making him an asset in both the public and
private sectors. He is recognized as a cultural specialist, and is sought after as a speaker, lecturer,
facilitator and trainer. His work in promoting sustainable place-based and Hawaiian cultural
principles is acknowledged worldwide. He has been mentored and trained by respected kūpuna
(elders), and is a practitioner and instructor of several Native Hawaiian practices such as
ho‘oponopono (stress release and mediation), lomi haha (body alignment) and Kaihewalu Lua
(Hawaiian combat/battle art). Mr. Taum has served on many advisory boards on both the state and
federal levels, and has played an active role in seeking to change public policy.
Source: Malia Smith, msmith@hpu.edu