By Katrina-Ann R. Kapa'anaokalaokeola Nakoa Oliveira
Katrina-Ann R. Kapa‘anaokalaokeola Nakoa Oliveira elucidates a Kanaka geography and offers modern students with insights relating to conventional culture—including the ways that Kanaka make the most of cartographic performances to map our ancestral areas and keep our mo‘olelo, resembling reciting construction debts, using nuances embedded in language, and dancing hula.
A Kanaka via start, a kumu ‘olelo Hawai‘i (language instructor) via career, and a geographer via education, Oliveira’s pursuits intersect on the boundary the place phrases and place-making meet her ancestral land. hence, Ancestral Places imbues the theoretical with sensual perform. The book’s language strikes fluidly among Hawaiian and English, phrases are nimbly outlined, and the paintings of the sector is embodied: geographic layers are enacted in the textual content, new understandings created—not simply between lexica, yet amidst illustrations, charts, phrases, and poetry.
In Ancestral Places, Oliveira reasserts either the validity of ancestral wisdom structures and their impression in modernity. Her dialogue of Kanaka geographies encompasses the total archipelago, supplying a brand new framework in Kanaka epistemology.
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Ancestral Places: Understanding Kanaka Geographies (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies) by Katrina-Ann R. Kapa'anaokalaokeola Nakoa Oliveira