Lunch Talk: Kīpuka Aloha ʻĀina: Spaces of Indigenous Hawaiian Resurgence

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
, Lecture Room

Mary Tuti Baker is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Brown University, where she teaches courses in Indigenous Political Theory.

This talk discusses Indigenous ideologies and the role they play in strengthening bonds within and between kīpuka aloha ʻāina, sites of resurgence that regenerate life and restore sovereign autonomy to the land and people. The organizing principles we examine are kūʻe resistance to oppressive structures, kūkulu building governance structures in kīpuka aloha ʻāina, and the practice of kapu aloha, a practice that demands that practitioners meet political opposition with respect, non-violence and aloha.

Lunch at 11:50am.