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"Dr. Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey has ventured through life clothed in herHawaiian name, i kona inoa Hawaiʻi. Kapuʻuwai - heart, lani - righteous endeavors. Cognizant of the value indigenous wisdom inspires, she seeks to bring to the forefront nā poʻe maoli, (native people) and their practices. Ola mau nō nā poʻe maoli!"

Dr. Pualani Kanahele

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ELIZABETH LINDSEY, 63, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER

With wisdom gained from her elders in Hawaii combined with anthropological research in some of the most remote parts of the world, this National Geographic Explorer is starting a new venture navigating the world of beauty products…

When Elizabeth Lindsey was a child, Hawaiian elders foretold that she would embark on a journey to gather ancient wisdom that could guide future generations…

Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey is the first female National Geographic fellow and the first Polynesian explorer at the National Geographic Society…

When Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey turned 50, she decided to become an explorer. The soft-spoken Hawaiian had worked as a writer, actress and filmmaker; her 2006 award-winning documentary, Then There Were None, recounted the colonization of Hawaii…

Elizabeth Lindsey is a child of the Islands; her Hawaiian blood mingles with that of English seafarers and Chinese merchants. The Hawaiian elders who raised her “remembered the names of the wind and rain,” and instilled in her a reverence for the wisdom of stories…

Editor’s note: TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading,” which it distributes through talks posted on its website. Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey, Ph.D., the first female fellow of the National Geographic Society, is an award-winning filmmaker and anthropologist…