Conference Program & Schedule

April 13-14, 2012, Hālau o Haumea, The Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa Campus

Friday, April 13, 2012

10-10:15 a.m. Hoʻokipa

10:15-11:30 p.m. Panel #1: ʻĀina, Chaired by Noenoe Silva

Aubrey Yee (Political Science, M.A.): Alternative futures for food security in Hawaiʻi

S. Leinaʻala Bright (Hawaiian Studies, B.A.): Waihona Lā‘au Lapa‘au, Hawaiian Herbal Medicine Cabinet, Through Aquaponics

Mary Tuti Baker (Political Science, Ph.D.): If You’re Thinking of Moving to Molokai: Crossing the Border into a ‘Most Hawaiian Island’

Sunny Greer (American Studies, Ph.D.): Kanaka Maoli and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA): An Imperfect Compromise

11:45-1:00 p.m. Panel #2: Mele and Moʻolelo, Chaired by kuʻualoha hoʻomanawanui

Jesi Bennett (Center for Pacific Islands Studies, M.A.): Hasso Gi Kanta (Remembering Through Song): Chamorro Songs as Living Memories of Pacific Histories

Marie Alohalani Brown (English, Ph.D.): Politics of Translation in 19th-Century Hawaiʻi: Fairy Tales Are Not Just Bedtime Stories

Melinda Smith (English, M.A.): Māori Women’s Vocal Agency, Desire Fulfillment, and Mana Wahine in Patricia Grace’s Cousins

Ida Yoshinaga (English, Ph.D.): John Kneubuhl’s Subversive Hollywood Journeys into Indigenous Villainhood: a Diasporic Samoan Writer’s Crafty Experimentation with Native Male Antagonists in the Western Heteropatriarchal Forms and Genres of the Modern American Teleplay in Hawaii Five-O, The Wild Wild West, and Ironside

1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch

1:30-2:00 p.m. Academy of Creative Media Film Screening, Introduced by Lisette Flanary

Paʻahana directed by Lana Dang
MATA by Gabrielle Faʻaiʻauso
Ka Pua by Erin Lua
ʻEke ʻEa (Plastic Bag) by Brian Ruiz

2:00-3:15 p.m. Panel #3: Indigeneity and Political Identity, Chaired by Vernadette Gonzalez

Budde Cabael (History, B.A.): Blood & Identity

Megumi Chibana (Political Science, M.A.): Seeking for a way out: Indigenous Okinawan identity and social movement

Li-Jen Huang (Anthropology, Ph.D.): Authenticating or Creating Indigeneity?: A Study of Indigenous People in Taiwan 

Cristina Verán (Political Science, M.A.):  The De-Indigenization of Nation(s)

3:30-3:45 p.m. Donovan Kūhiō Colleps (English, M.A.): The Sun and Everything It Melts

3:45-4:15 p.m. Keynote: Māhealani Perez-Wendt

4:15-4:45 p.m. Keynote: Chantal Spitz

4:45-5:30 p.m. Author Book Signing

Saturday, April 14, 2012

10:00-10:15 a.m. Jenny Estrella (Hawaiian Studies, B.A.): Empowering the Na’au (Awakening the Native Mind)

10:15-11:30 a.m. Panel #4: Decolonizing Education, Chaired by Georganne Nordstrom

Kanani Kawika (History, B.A.):  Honolulu, 1892: A Kingdom In Crisis

Angie Lead (American Studies, Ph.D.): A Self-Decolonization Project

Lyz Soto (English, Ph.D.): Spoken Words: A Poetic Space for Reclaiming Indigenous Identities

Georgia Hart (Botany, M.S.): Limu consumption and limu gathering among public high school students of Hawaiian ethnicity on O‘ahu Island

11:45-1:00 p.m. Panel #5: Indigenous Gender and Sexuality, Chaired by Lisa Uperesa

Ruth Craft (American Studies, Ph.D.): Indigenous Subjects and the Making of a Militarized Body Politic: Micronesia’s Women Serving in the U.S. Military

Nīoi K. Kalua-Heleloa Nihoakaulumoku (Political Science, Ph.D.): Kulia i ka nu`u i loko o ko kakou wahi noho like o ka po`e, Striving for the highest within our community

D. Kealiʻi MacKenzie (Library and Information Science, MLIS): Creating a Queer Hawaiian Bibliography: Documenting Histories and the Issue of Terminology

Noʻu Revilla (English, M.A.): The Rope of Native Daughters: Performing Intellectual Mo‘okū‘auhau in the Interview

1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:15-3:30 p.m. Panel #6: Makawalu, Chaired by Brandy Nālani McDougall

Z. ʻAki (Hawaiian Studies, B.A.): Ea Hawai‘i‘imiloa: E hume i ka malo, e ho‘okala i ka ihe

Brandi Hyden (Hawaiian Studies, B.A.): ‘Āina Hawai‘i‘imiloa: He ali‘i ka ‘āina, he kauwā ke kanaka

Bronson Kekūpuaʻa Silva (Hawaiian Studies, B.A.):Ike Hawai‘i‘imiloa: Ua lehulehu a manomano ka ‘ikena a ka Hawai‘i

Kahala Johnson (Hawaiian Studies, B.A.): Ola Hawai‘i‘imiloa: I ulu nō ka lālā i ke kumu

3:45-4:00 p.m. Student Poetry Reading featuring Kaleionaona Lyman, U`ilani Arasato and Shea-Lah Kama, Introduced by Craig Santos Perez

4:00-4:30 p.m. Keynote: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

4:30-4:45 p.m. Mahalo

4:45-5:30 p.m. Author Book Signing

*4 presenters per panel

**selected papers will be published in an anthology

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