Pasifika (Pacific Islander) leaders Joseph Seia, left, and Dakota Camacho, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020 in Burien.   (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Pasifika (Pacific Islander) leaders Joseph Seia, left, and Dakota Camacho in Burien. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Naomi Ishisaka

Why it’s time to retire the term ‘Asian Pacific Islander’

Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have their own "ancestral intelligence and knowledge and language and culture that is beautiful," says artist Dakota Camacho, whose family is from Guahan (Guam). They deserve their own identifier.

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