A Kanaka Maoli Mo'olelo: Indigenous Ways of Understanding Aloha Aina, Kapu Aloha, and Pilina
Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio is a Kanaka Maoli activist, poet, musician, and educator. Her research and work to this point has been primarily focused on Kanaka Maoli Mo'olelo (Native Hawaiian stories), Indigenous queer feminisms, Native Hawaiian politics, Hawaiian language, and translation studies. She is particularly interested in the way Kanaka Maoli mo'olelo teaches contemporary Kanaka essential lessons on pilina (relationships), relationally and ethical forms of governance and nation/family building. Dr. Osorio is also a key kia’i (protector) of Mauna Kea. We will lean on her expertise knowledge and lived experience to dive deeper into kapu aloha (how to act with love, empathy, and kindness), aloha aina (love of land), and pilina (relationships).
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