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In the Olden Days, Hawaiians Didn’t Get Poi from Plastic Bags, but from Kalo

May 27, 2015, 4:00 pm

Restoring Piko, People, Places, and PracticeIn the olden days talk

Please join us on Wednesday, May 27 at 4 p.m. for a talk by Professor Hokulani Aikau. Hokulani Aikau is an associate professor of Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Politics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Hokulani is a Native Hawaiian feminist, activist, and scholar whose work has been widely recognized in Hawaiʻi, the broader Pacific, and in the US. Her first book, A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawaiʻi, illuminates the intersections of race, colonization, and religion within the larger political context of indigenous self-determination. Her presentation at UO brings together conversations in Indigenous feminisms and environmental studies to share her ethnographic experiences collaborating with a Hawaiian non-profit working to restore wetland taro farming in Hawaiʻi.

Date/Location: May 27, 4-5:30 p.m., Alder 111, University of Oregon Campus