Isiah Magsino

Preserving Palo Santo and White Sage for Posterity
A bundle of sage burns on a dish.

Preserving Palo Santo and White Sage for Posterity

The mainstream overconsumption of Palo Santo and white sage has made it impossible for Native communities to practice sacred traditions.

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Respect Hawaii’s sacred land.

To the average American, Hawaii elicits a fantasy. Palm trees swaying in the light wind. Hot white sands reflect a radiant sun and kiss a crystal clear ocean. Hula dancers wait at the doorsteps to a hotel overlooking the vast Pacific. But this fantasy is just that, and to many Native Hawaiians, their reality is quite the opposite. This continued exploitation of Hawaiian lands and culture to visitors, many of whom fail to appreciate its deep culture and culture, contributes to the systemic colonization of the Hawaiian islands.

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