Mauna Kea: Protecting the Sacred. A Kanaka Hawaiʻi Cartographic Perspective

Dr. Renee Pualani Louis, Mauna Kea: Protecting the Sacred. A Kanaka Hawaiʻi Cartographic Perspective
Dr. Renee Pualani Louis, Mauna Kea: Protecting the Sacred. A Kanaka Hawaiʻi Cartographic Perspective

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Jackson Hall (Room 114), Mondavi Center

Dr. Renee Pualani Louis is passionate about storied place names and their role in Hawaiʻi cartographic expressions, increasing awareness of Indigenous perspectives of science, and promoting Indigenous research sovereignty. She has been working in all these areas since receiving her degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Geography Department in 2008. Her book, Kanaka Hawaiʻi Cartography: Hula, Navigation, and Oratory (2017) is a journey into the basics of Kanaka Hawaiʻi cartographic philosophy and knowledge. Dr. Pualani Louis volunteers with the State of Hawaiʻi Board on Geographic Names and is currently serving on the Permitted Interaction Group assigned to work with the Puna Community in naming Fissure 8, the newly formed and most prominent volcanic feature from the 2018 eruption. She is also currently completing a draft Guideline on Indigenous Research Sovereignty, a collaboration with Indigenous communities.

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