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Interview with Nan Cabatbat

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Title:Interview with Nan Cabatbat
Contributors:Kanahele, Alana (interviewer)
Cabatbat, Nan (narrator)
Keywords:National Park Service
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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lei making
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LC Subject Headings:Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)
National parks and reserves--Hawaii
Date Issued:11 Jun 2021
Description:Nanette Kuʻulei Akau was born in Richmond, California on March 3rd, 1950. Her mother is from
Kūʻau and her father is from Hilo. She served as an employee of the Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks
Association for over thirty years. Nan got involved in the parks along with her husband, Kimo
Cabatbat, who was a park ranger at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park as well as Haleakalā's
National Park at both the Summit and Kīpahulu district. Nan worked at the Summit visitor center
and performed Hawaiian oli each day at sunrise. She has served as the park’s leader in
stewardship of Hawaiian knowledge and traditions, and has trained many interpretive rangers,
interns, and other park staff. She retired from the park service in 2019.
Pages/Duration:33 pages
Appears in Collections: Akāka Wale o Haleakalā: Haleakalā Stands in Full View

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