Innocenta Sound-Kikku is a community leader in Hawai’i originally from the beautiful island of Lukunor in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. With 10 years of law enforcement as her background, she is an active advocate, storyteller, interpreter, teacher, “aunty” and cultural navigator who has a particular passion for women and children. Innocenta is founder of the intergenerational youth program “Pacific Voices” at Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV), and Vice-Chair of the Micronesian Health Advisory Committee. In all of this work she plays a key role in connecting her community to resources and cultural supports and advocating for their rights to health and culture.
Areas of Focus
- Arts, Children, Youth and Families, Civic Engagement, Culture, Education, Environment, History, Health, Immigration, Indigenous Values, Law, Literature, Religion, Traditional Wayfinding, Women’s Rights
- Carolinian, Chuukese