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‘Under the Pala Pala’: Episode 2

In this episode, Michael Khus from the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and Sol Kaho’ohalahala, chair of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, discuss Indigenous healing through the ocean.

A “​pala pala” is a small structure in Chamorro culture that is used as shelter from the sun and rain. There is usually one on a farm or ranch, and after working all day, people come in for lunch to share conversations and laughs. “Under the Pala Pala” is a video series that brings together Indigenous​ ocean advocates to discuss front-line conservation efforts across the United States. In the second episode, Michael Khus from the Northern Chumash Tribal Council and Chair Sol Kaho’ohalahala of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary join Angelo Villagomez, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, to discuss Indigenous healing through the ocean.

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Authors

Angelo Villagomez

Senior Fellow

Margaret Cooney

Campaign Manager

Zainab Mirza

Research Associate, Ocean Policy

Producers

Toni Pandolfo

Associate Video Producer

Andrew Sonntag

Events Video Producer

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