Hawaiian Sovereignty Symposium 1: Opening Chant & Introduction

Posted by Victoria Generao
The symposium, "I Ka Pono: The Future of Hawaiian Sovereignty," examines the resurgence of Native Hawaiian nationalism today and offers a variety of perspectives on what the future of Hawaiian sovereignty might best look like. In this segment, Douglas Herman, Senior Geographer, National Museum of the American Indian introduces the symposium topic and speakers; Manu Ikaika, Native Hawaiian tradition bearer, community leader, and Kumu Hula for Halau Ho'omau I ka Wai Ola O Hawai'i. leads an opening chant and blessing; and Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian, gives some opening remarks. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the museum's exhibition, "E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation," on view through January, 2017. For more information, see the exhibit web site: http://www.nmai.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/item/?id=952. The symposium was webcast and recorded in the Rasmuson Theater of the National Museum of the American Indian on January 30, 2016.
Posted July 17, 2016
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