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From Hawai`i to Palestine

From Hawai`i to Palestine: Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, and the Politics of Occupation

a public lecture by J. Kēhaulani Kauanui

Monday, March 12, 2012
Saunders 624, The Friedman Room
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

Co-Sponsored by American Studies, Ethnic Studies and Political Science
Local-Global Colloquium at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

Refreshments provided!

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui is an Associate Professor of American Studies and
Anthropology at Wesleyan University. Kauanui’s first book is Hawaiian Blood:
Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity (Duke University
Press, 2008). Her second book project (in-progress), Thy Kingdom Come?
The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty, is a critical study on land, gender and
sexual politics and the disavowal of indigeneity in state-centered Hawaiian
nationalism. Kauanui is the sole producer and host of a public affairs radio
program, “Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond,” which
airs across 10-US states, Additionally, she co-produces and co-hosts an
anarchist radio program, Horizontal Power Hour. From 2005-2008, Kauanui
was part of a six-person steering committee that worked to found the
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), for which she
currently serves as an elected member of the inaugural council. For more


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