Kuʻulei Bezilla

Producer / Writer / Reporter

From

Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawaiʻi

Why work at ʻŌiwi TV

I was raised in a community that is deeply rooted in Hawaiian traditions, practices, and stories. I was brought up in the kula kaiapuni program at Keaukaha, and appreciate the natural Hawaiian worldview that surrounded me from a young age. I enjoy researching and conversing in and around the Hawaiian language and culture. As an active participant in language revitalization and perpetuation, I find ways to leverage modern technology as a way for ʻōlelo to be transferred and normalized through multiple platforms of communication.

Interesting fact(s) about me

Kamehameha Hawaiʻi High School Graduate 2008
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo B.A. 2012 – Haʻawina Hawaiʻi and Political Science
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa M.A. 2014 – Political Science: Indigenous Politics
Fluent in Hawaiian, Creole Hawaiian, and English languages
She spent her 23rd birthday reporting on one of Hawaiʻi’s voyaging canoes, Hikianalia

Favorite video on ʻŌiwi TV

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi