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Charles "Kale" Hanchett


Kale's first exposure to the Trust was in the early 70’s as a student at the University of Hawaiʻi.

Kale was part of a group that put on self-esteem workshops, using the hula, about being proud to be Hawaiian and they were invited by a Trust social worker to demonstrate the importance and merits of Hawaiian pride in today’s society. In the mid-70’s, he became a part-time contract worker at the Kona kīpuka and an archeological mapper with the National Park Service. In 1980, he joined the Windward kīpuka as a grounds maintenance worker and has been here ever since. Kale has a daughter and grandson (his traveling partner) and they all reside in Wahiawa.