International Examiner (IE) is Seattle's Asian Pacific Islander newspaper established in 1974 and is based out of the Chinatown-International District. IE is the country's only nonprofit Pan-Asian American media establishment with a mission to provide accurate and wide-range coverage of the sensitive issues that affect our otherwise underrepresented communities. Following our performance at the ICHS 2016 Bloom Gala (another close community partner), IE contributors Lexi Potter and Rhea Panela approached Huraiti Mana for a news article to cover our emerging group. We are so grateful to have had this opportunity to be featured and further connected to the communities we strive to serve. Rhea so graciously shared our short history and introduced our significant mission to address controversial issues surrounding entertainment and cultural appropriation:
"The line that I walk is culture versus entertainment, or how can those two be together? Commercializing or monetizing a cultural tradition..."
Find the whole article at the International Examiner's online publication.