Brown Bag Biography: Mehana VaughanSeptember 19, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall 410
“Kaiaulu: Gathering Tides,” Mehana Vaughan, Assistant Professor at UH Manoa in the Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Management (NREM), Sea Grant College Program, and Hui ‘Aina Momona.
Cosponsored by the Dept. of NREM and the Sea Grant College Program.
On the northeast coast of Kaua'i, catch from small local reefs, and the sharing of this abundance, has sustained area kaiaulu (communities) for centuries, through tidalwaves, hurricanes, burgeoning tourism, an influx of new residents, and loss of access of coastal lands, now private retreats for the ultra-wealthy. Building on interviews with more than sixty Hawaiian elders, leaders, and fisher men and fisher women, Kaiaulu shares their stories of enduring community efforts to cultivate fishing spots, maintain connection to family lands, reassert local governance rooted in ancestral values, and teach future generations to carry on.
Mehana Blaich Vaughan grew up where the moku (districts) of Halele‘a and Ko‘olau meet on the island of Kaua'i. Her home is on Kaua'i with her husband, mother, and three children.
Free and Open to the Public
The Center for Biographical Research, NREM, and Sea Grant, Mānoa Campus