KipuKai L P KUALI`I for Kaua`i County Council

About the Candidate

Experience

I have over thirty years’ experience in Government, Non-Profit and Community organizing. I’ve worked with community leaders helping bring an enterprise center to Kekaha; and, a certified kitchen, marketplace, solar farm and tiny homes project to Anahola. I’ve also worked with community organizations promoting sustainable agriculture, civil rights, youth & community programming and renewable energy.

Community Service

●  Anahola Hawaiian Homes Association / Solar Advisory Committee

●  Homestead Community Development Corporation / Homestead Housing Authority

●  Kaua`i North Shore Community Foundation

●  Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement / Hawaiian Community Assets

●  Mayor's Elderly Affairs Advisory Council / Governor's Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs

●  Council's Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Education    An honors student at...

●  Immaculate Conception School

●  The Kamehameha Schools

●  The University of the Pacific (B.S. Business Administration)

Family

KipuKai was raised in a large, working class, sugar plantation family in Old Puhi Camp by parents (Patricia CARVALHO & Wilfred KUALI`I) who taught them to be resourceful, work hard and take care of our island and each other.

His dad, a pure Hawaiian hanai (adopted) son of the Corr (Makanui) family, grew up in the taro patches and salt ponds of Hanapepe. He shared with them those experiences along with his proficiency as a paniolo (cowboy), hunter, fisherman and gardener.

The family never knew times were hard because of all that Kaua`i provided them. On the Council, KipuKai will fight to protect our `aina (agricultural lands, natural resources and public access) for future generations to enjoy and rely on as they did. 

 

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