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Malia Nobrega-Olivera is currently the Director of Strategic Partnerships of Loli Aniau, Makaala Aniau (LAMA) (Climate Change, Climate Alert) based at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. She is from Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii and is a Native Hawaiian educator, kumu hula, cultural practitioner, film maker, community organizer, and advocate of indigenous rights at all levels – locally, regionally, and internationally. Her experiences demonstrate her commitment to her people, language, and culture and to indigenous peoples worldwide. Ms. Nobrega-Olivera’s advocacy work has taken her to various international meetings, such as the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).