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Mother's Family: Walkers (Mother: Louise Leiomalama Walker from Ho`okena, Hawai`i island)

Father's Family: Beamers (Father: Frances Keali`inohopono Desha Beamer from Hilo, Hawai`i island)

The Walkers from Australia (mother's father) and the Kamaka's (mother's mother)

Peter Carl Beamer (from mainland U.S.) and Helen Desha (from Hilo)

Ethnicities: Hawaiian, Scottish, Swedish, German, French

Places Lived: Hilo, Näpo`opo`o, Kona, Honolulu, Pähoa

Kapälama Elementary Kamehameha Schools c/o 1941 Colorado Women's College Barnard College

Awards &
Sampling of Awards and Accomplishments:
1974 - Inducted to Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame

1981 - Appointed to Native Hawaiian Study Commission by President Reagan

1986 - Recognized as Master in Hawaiian Puppetry from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Received award from Hawai`i Association for the Education of Young Children

1987 - Received David Malo Award for Outstanding Hawaiian of the Year

1992 - Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award at Nä Hökü Hanohano Ceremony (Hawaiian Grammy)

1993 - Recognized Master in Hawaiian Storytelling from State Foundation on Culture & the Arts

1996 - Received Alfred Preis Award for Excellence in Arts Education

1999, 2000, 2001 - Recognized Master in Ancient Hula from State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

2000 - Featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," Appointed to Kamehameha Schools Trustee Selection Committee
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