Celebrating Frazier’s memoir

LIHU‘E — In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Committee on the Status of Women will host a free program spotlighting Frances Frazier’s memoir, “Hali‘a of Hawai’i: A Legacy of Language.”

The event is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 2A and Room B at the Lihu‘e Civic Center in the Mo‘ikeha Building.

Frazier’s memoir shares events that led to her rediscovery of the Hawaiian language and passion for translating Hawaiian documents, especially those relating to land deeds and rights to the ‘aina for people of Hawaiian heritage.

Frazier, who turns 98 in July, is a designated living treasure of Kaua‘i and recipient of numerous awards for her translations and views on land and environmental issues, states a Kaua‘i County news release.

The county reports that Frazier will be represented at the event by her daughter Stephanie Frazier. She also will be represented by Dawn Kawahara, co-editor and publisher of Frazier’s book, and others who carry on the author’s legacy.

Kawahara is the owner of  Kaua‘i’s TropicBird Press, a book publishing and distribution company.

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