Creating together with other people is one of Kailea’s passions. In this co-creating, she has this quality of truly listening to the needs of the people she works with, and therefore she is able to understand what can arise from that collaboration. In this way, she helps the highest potential to emerge. Whatever Kailea does, turns into something beautiful.
— Hannes Bonte
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Photo: Koa Kalish

Kailea Frederick is a mother and First Nations woman dedicated to supporting individuals of all cultures in remembering their ties to the earth. Growing up off the grid in Maui, Hawai`i forever imprinted in her the importance of reciprocity through indigenous world - view. She feels raised by wild spaces and intimately tied to Honua, our island earth. 

A graduate of the International Youth Initiative Program, she has in-depth training in interpersonal communication, community building across cultural and linguistic boundaries and large group facilitation. Kailea carries a multifaceted and expansive capability to support individuals through group learning and process.

She is a Spiritual Ecology Fellow, and has served as a youth delegate twice to the United Nations Climate Change conferences (COP). Her work on the front-lines of international climate justice has forever connected her to the lives of those most impacted by climate change and extractive based industry. These are the foundational pieces that fuel her as she observes the radical disconnect that most human beings experience from our only living habitat. Currently, Kailea is a board member with Black Mountain Circle and a columnist for Loam Magazine.

Earth Is `Ohana is her personal response to the many stories that have and continue to shape her.