Call for Papers: 2012 Indigenous Studies Student Conference at UH Mānoa.
The first annual Indigenous Studies Student Conference will be held from April 13–14, 2012, at the Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa Campus in Honolulu.
The theme for this inaugural year is “Ola Nā Iwi (The Bones Live): Indigenous Continuity.”
This inaugural conference year is for UH system students (undergraduates and graduate students) only. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Nālani McDougall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by Lani Wendt Young, niece of Samoan poet, novelist, essayist and artist Albert Wendt:
My Uncle Albert Wendt has just announced a thank-you gift for readers worldwide to celebrate his recent award. He has made his award-winning book 'Sons for the Return Home' available for FREE download from Amazon, for this week only. This is an excellent opportunity to discover or re-discover what is great about Pacific Literature.
You do not need an e-reader or Kindle to utilize this offer. Teachers may find this gift particularly useful. Most students/young people today are reading texts on their phones and can make use of this gift very quickly and easily. All they need is internet access. We hope you will take this opportunity to acquire a classic for your libraries and school resources.
How to download copies of SONS FOR THE RETURN HOME: 1. Download the free Kindle App from Amazon to your phone or computer. Use this link - http:…
As previously noted, the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections reading room is currently closed to the public, and we are providing services on a slightly more limited basis via Hamilton Library's Government Documents and Maps Collection reading room, in the Library's basement. Completion of the project has now been delayed by at least two weeks, meaning that we will be continuing with our current services and location through at least Friday, March 2, and most likely a few days beyond that date. We will post more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, click here for more information on our interim services.
The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections are currently exhibiting a sculpture titled"snitch," by Aotearoa-based artist Brett Graham. The sculpture is on loan from the UH Art Gallery, which provided the below description:
BrettGraham(Aotearoa/New Zealand) snitch, 2014 foam, tar, feathers Different manifestations of binding can involve alienation, appropriation and misappropriation that may result in an integration of sorts. But even when relevant facts are known, integration with a partial or total disconnect can also occur. As a character, Stitch has an alien origin—that is, alien to Earth. The creators of the animation film Lilo and Stitch originally intended the narrative to be set in Kansas. But the plot was shifted to Hawai‘i where a Hawaiian family adopts Stitch. The family was portrayed as dysfunctional and impoverished by a failing American economy. The long-standing reasons for these conditions—the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, colonization, and annexation of the isl…