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Felting Storied Fibers

Friday, January 22, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Felting Storied Fibers: A Kanaka Hawai'i Cartographic Engagement

Felting Storied Fibers: A Kanaka Hawaiʻi Cartographic Engagement

Renee Pualani Louis, Associate Researcher, University of Kansas
Date: Friday, January 22
Time: 3:30-4:30pm

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Abstract: Aloha mai, greetings, over a decade ago, I wrote an article published in Geographical Research entitled, “Can you hear us now? Voices from the margin: Using Indigenous Methodologies in Geographic Research.” At the time, I was an ABD doctoral candidate in the Geography department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. It was a pivotal piece of scholarly work that set me on a collaborative path of advocating what has become known as Indigenous research sovereignty. A lot has changed since then. But before I get to where I am headed with current and future research paths, I want to present the storied fibers, those key experiences, that are felted into the kapa, bark cloth, and shape our thinking in unimaginable ways. Oftentimes, articles and public presentations rarely reveal the inspirational rationale driving a person to challenge academic boundaries. In this presentation, I will share how I spent the last decade living and achieving the tenets set forth in that article.

Department of Geography and Environment
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