By Robert Shikina
POSTED: 11:41 a.m. HST, Apr 14, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 03:10 p.m. HST, Apr 14, 2012
The Dalai Lama called Native Hawaiians "special brothers and sisters" to the Tibetan people and stressed the importance of indigenous people preserving their language and culture during a trip to the Bishop Museum on the second day of his Hawaii visit.
"I'm hearing your own stories," he said. "From that level, we are truly special brothers and sisters."
"In order to keep your culture alive, language is very essential," he said.
He also urged people to protect nature despite improvements in technology that make some believe they can control nature.