TEDxMaui Recorded on January 22, 2012 Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Edwin “Ekolu” Lindsey is on a mission to protect and restore Hawaiian cultural resources. The son of the late Ed Lindsey, the renowned conservationist who was named a “Maui treasure,” Ekolu continues his father’s legacy with a belief in the (‘olelo no’eau (proverb) “He ali’i ka ‘aina; he kauwa ke kanaka.” (The land is chief and we are its servants.)

Ekolu is president of Maui Cultural Lands, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Hawaiian culture, archeological sites, native plants, and the Islands’ first people.