Meet the Council
Since our founding in 2000, OIC continues the legacies of our founding mothers. We’re proud of the diversity of our staff and their own unique experiences, skills, and strengths contributing to our success. Find out more below.
Lisa Leilani Kaʻanoʻi
Longtime advocate in the Hawaiian non-profit industry and newly elected leader of the Council
Yuit (Sivuqaq Yupik) &
Traditional dancer & Ambassador of Aloha
Meali'i (Mae) Prieto
Daughter of our founding mothers whose family has been active since the early 70s.
Jiwere-Nut’achi/Otoe-Missouria & Kanaka Maoli/Hawaiian
Tom & Pauline
Long-time retired residents & active supporters of powwow operations & educational events for over 10 years.
Friends of Creek & Colorado River Indian Tribal members/ Arizona Tribal relations
Ikaika Kristian ʻEleu Anderson
Local photographer and longtime supporter of the Council
Kanaka Maoli, Japanese, German, Swedish
A proud mother of 5 boys with strong ancestral ties to family back home. Happy to live in Hawaii and learn about their indigenous cultural values.
Colville Confederated Tribes.