Pili i Ke Kanaka: Indigenous Social Sciences Speaker Series | Dr. Noenoe Silva

February 15, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom Add to Calendar

Dr. Silva argues that many Kānaka worked to perpetuate ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in the years 1939 to 1945. She will analyze some speeches and articles by Lorrin P. Thurston, owner of the Honolulu Advertiser and son Lorrin Andrews Thurston, along with other content published in his paper in order to show what our kūpuna were up against. Then give some examples of the real work that many Kānaka did, including teaching classes in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, establishing classes in ʻōlelo in K-12 schools and writing content for the last remaining nūpepa ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, Ka Hoku O Hawaii. Their actions added to the numbers of people that continue to speak, write and compose mele in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, enough that Kawena Pukui could do many interviews in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in the 1950s and 60s and that Larry Kimura could begin language reclamation and revival by airing live ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi interviews on the radio in 1972.

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