The Hōkūle'a: Indigenous Resurgence from Hawai'i to Mannahatta

Thursday, March 31, 2016
1 – 8PM

Copresented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and The New School

In the summer of 2016, the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a will be arriving to New York City—Lenape Territory—as a part of its worldwide voyage called Mālama Honua (to care for our earth). The Hōkūle‘a uses no modern navigational instruments, but instead ongoing Hawaiian creative practices that read the sun, moon, stars, clouds, winds, waves, and the patterns of a diversity of nonhuman species to find their way. The voyage is a part of a global movement for the resurgence of Indigenous knowledges, languages, and land-based practices that are ever needed in the production of alternative futures for this historical moment. This symposium is a means to think through possibilities existent when Indigenous “subjugated knowledges” chart new epistemes for the twenty-first century.

Panel 11-3PM at The New School (Wollman Hall, 65 W 11th St, Room 500) Hadrien Coumans, The Lenape Center Vicente Diaz, University of Minnesota Leanne Simpson, Dechinta Centre for Research & Learning in Denendeh moderated by Jaskiran Dhillon, Global Studies and Anthropology, The New School Panel 26-8PM at New York University (20 Cooper Square, 4th floor):

Na’alehu Anthony, The Polynesia Voyaging SocietyJ. Kēhaulani Kauanui, Wesleyan UniversitySteven T. Newcomb, Indigenous Law Institutemoderated by Dean Saranillio, NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis