Noelani Goodyear Ka’opua: “It’s our Destiny to Set the Waters Free”

Noelani Goodyear Ka’opua: “It’s our Destiny to Set the Waters Free”

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March 8, 2014

“It’s our Destiny to Set the Waters Free” is the 6th of 7 public lecture series in the IGOV Indigenous Speaker Series.

Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua is a Kanaka ‘Ōiwi who was born and raised in Hawai‘i. She earned her BA in Political Science and Hawaiian Studies from UH Mānoa before completing her PhD at the University of California, Santa Cruz in History of Consciousness. As an associate professor of Indigenous and Hawaiian politics, Noelani teaches courses in Hawai‘i politics, Indigenous politics, and decolonial futures. She also currently serves as the undergraduate chair of the Political Science department.

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