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Native Hawaiian student at Stanford using higher education to strengthen ties to her roots

Camille Leihulu Slagle in Kailua on Oʻahu.
Courtesy Kaʻōhua Lucas/APM Reports
Camille Leihulu Slagle in Kailua on Oʻahu.

Kailua-native and Stanford University student Camille Leihulu Slagle was recently chosen to be part of American Public Media’s new project "Standing in Two Worlds: Native American College Diaries." In the national podcast, four Indigenous students share how they’re using higher education to strengthen ties to their Indigenous roots and support their people.

Slagle was the lone Native Hawaiian selected to participate. The rising junior spoke to The Conversation about her college experience — and what she hopes to bring back to her lāhui.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Aug. 11, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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