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Hawaiian national women’s soccer team to represent lāhui for the first time

Hawaii Public Radio | By Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi

 February 2, 2023

For many Native Hawaiians like Kapuaʻala and his wife, Hawaiʻi remains an illegally occupied nation, and sports are just another path to recovering that Hawaiian national identity.

“This country that had a national character and identity, internationally, that was a leader in the Pacific,” said Trisha Kapuaʻala. “We’re bringing that back. What that could do to our young children and families to know that there’s this proud national history, using football as the vehicle.”

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