Kanoe Suganuma Wilson
He kama wau o ka ‘āina ho‘opulapula ‘o Keaukaha, ‘o ia ku‘u one hānau a me ko ka‘u ‘ohana kekahi. He mamo wau o na ‘ohana ‘o Kawahinekoa, Ka‘anā‘anā, Kekūhaupi‘o, a me Keawekekahiali‘iokamoku.
Aia ko‘u piko ma ka piko o Wakea, ‘o ia nō ‘o Mauna a Wakea. Aia ko‘u ‘iewe ma ka wai ola o Kane, ‘o ia nō ʻo Wailoa. He ‘oiwi wau ma kēia ‘āina nei.
‘O wau ka hiapo o ko‘u ‘ohana. ‘O Kamakana lāua ‘o Kapulani ko‘u mau makua. He wahine wau a male wau i ka‘u lei aloha ‘o Charlies Kaimiola Wilson no iwakalua makahiki. ‘Ekolu a maua keiki i hānai ‘ia, ‘o Kalaninui he kaikamahine (19), ‘O Lono he keikikane (18), a me Palikapu ka muliloa (14).
Kanoe has been a member of Kuʻialuaopuna since its inception. Kanoe was a part of the first papa of ʻŌlohe Keani when he started his pā on Hawaiʻi island and has been his haumāna ever since. Kanoe has dedicated over twenty years to supporting the pā and she looks forward to hoʻomau for generations to come! E pūpūkahi i holomua kākou.
Kanoe Wilson brings a wealth of experience in Native Hawaiian education, ʻāina-based education, and cultural knowledge to Ku'ialuaopuna . She is Hawai‘i island born and raised. She grew up in Keaukaha Homestead and currently lives in Waikahekahenui, Puna, Hawai'i. She is a 1991 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawai‘i, as well as a Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) from Chaminade University. She is a doctoral candidate in UH-Mānoa College of Education She is currently employed as a Senior Project Manager for Kealaiwikuamoʻo at Kamehameha Schools where she works closely with the Kanaeokana Kula Hawai‘i Network, The Department of Education, University of Hawai‘i System,and national professional organizations throughout the US and abroad. Previously, she was the Land Legacy Education Specialist with the ʻĀina Ulu Program with Kamehameha Schools where she was responsible for the development and management of ʻĀina-based educational programs and collaborations for KS agriculture and conservation efforts on a portfolio of over 360,000 acres across the state.