Brown Bag Biography with Michael David Kaulana Ing

February 17, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom Add to Calendar

“Hawaiʻiloa and the End of the Kanaka Diaspora” / Michael David Kaulana Ing, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University / Cosponsored by Hamilton Library, the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Hui ʻĀina Pilipili: Native Hawaiian Initiative, the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, and the Departments of Religion, Ethnic Studies, and Political Science / Thursday, February 17 at 12PM to 1:15PM (HST) on Zoom / Zoom Meeting ID: 967 2316 5685 / Password: 493614 / Meeting link: / Approximately half of Kanaka (Hawaiians) live beyond the islands of Hawaiʻi but these off-island Kanaka are not always recognized as a significant part of the Lāhui (Hawaiian community), where discourses of identity often privilege “rootedness” to the islands over the “routedness” of Kanaka living abroad. Articulating a culture of mobility in Kanaka terminology shows how Kanaka around the world count within the Lāhui. This presentation will explore the moʻolelo (account) of Hawaiʻiloa as a way of showing that our kūpuna (ancestors) traveled across their known world establishing multiple “Hawaiʻis” and that they sought out knowledge from beyond the islands of Hawaiʻi to enrich the Lāhui. / Michael David Kaulana Ing resides on the land of the Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, and Shawnee where he is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2011. Long before that, he and his kūpuna were raised by the 'āina of Hawaiʻi.

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Center for Biographical Research, Mānoa Campus

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