Indigenous Politics Program
Dept. of Political Science
2424 Maile Way
Saunders Hall Room 640
Honolulu, HI 96822 firstname.lastname@example.org
Indigenous Politics> Announcements
Noenoe Silva honored by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004) by Dr. Silva received the “Most Influential Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies in the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century Prize" at the Third Annual meeting of NAISA in Sacramento, May 21, 2011. The book is a ground-breaking critique of Hawai`i’s colonial history. Published in 2004, Aloha Betrayed has been described by scholar J. Kehaulani Kauanui as “a superb contribution to the ongoing process of decolonization, recovery, and overcoming the suppression of Kanaka Maoli knowledge.” In 2005, the book was awarded the Baldridge Book Prize and was Second Runner-up for the National Council on Public History’s Book Prize.
The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association is a professional organization dedicated to supporting scholars and others who work in the academic field of Native American and Indigenous studies. Founded in 2008, NAISA hosts the premier scholarly meeting in Native studies. The association has more than 700 members from over a dozen countries and scores of Indigenous nations and peoples.
Indigenous Politics PhD student published in
The current issue of the International Journal of Critical indigenous Studies features articles by student presenters at the 2010 Native American and Indigenous Studies Meeting, including UHM Indigenous Politics PhD student Mary Tuti Baker. The title of her article is Resisting neoliberal capitalism: Sustainable self-determination on Moloka`i, Hawai`i.
Land Water and Governance: Re claiming 'Ćelánen'(Ancestry/Birthright)
Summer Session II: July 5-August 12, 2011
POLS 620 Introduction to Indigenous Politics
POLS 642 Indigenous Peoples and Western Imperialism
(6 Credits total)
The 2011 Summer course continues an ongoing informal exchange between UHM Indigenous Politics and the School of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, British Columbia (IGOV). Through collaborative, intensive graduate seminars and community work, students engage in dialogue on current and relevant issues facing Indigenous communities in Canada, Hawai‘i and the Pacific. The IGOV program of study follows an approach to learning that is similar to UHM Indigenous Politics. The faculty, staff and students are politically dedicated to Indigenous values and committed to community. IGOV supports the use of innovative teaching methods and aims to provide a sound and challenging educational experience. The IGOV program of study integrates critical and intellectually challenging coursework, an Indigenous ethical framework for conducting research, and long-term, mutually productive working relationships with Indigenous communities.
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