San Quentin's Native Hawaiian performers demonstrate how their Haka dance is used to tear down cultural barriers and build community.

The Native Hawaiian Religious Group uses traditional song, dance, storytelling and oral history to restore community and develop unity. Their practice stems from ancient Polynesian history and culture but also draws from the culture of various people of the Pacific. The group emphasizes peace, hope, choice, self-awareness, inner strength, dignity, understanding, clarity, and purpose. Their mission is to build and maintain the Pacific Islander and Asian community.

By uniting together we can create a community and treat each other and welcome each other as brothers and sisters rather than two distant strangers.

War Dancing for Peace - Native Hawaiians - TEDxSanQuentin05:57

War Dancing for Peace - Native Hawaiians - TEDxSanQuentin

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