Everyday Acts of Resurgence

People, Places, Practices

Recovering Place Names from Hawaiian Literatures

by January 8, 2018
 

Recovering Place Names from Hawaiian Literatures

by Noenoe K. Silva.
Indigenous resurgence includes strengthening our ties to ancestral places and languages. Reclaiming our native languages is key to the process of recovery. Settler colonialism in Hawaiʻi, as in many other places, attempts constantly to erase and replace native landscapes with a settler-built landscape. These forms of erasure include replacing native place names and/or strip native place names of their meanings through forceful assimilation tactics such as shifting the language to the colonial one. Kanaka ʻŌiwi Hawaiʻi are fortunate that our recent ancestors (since the 1820s) took up writing in the native language —ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi —seriously and prolifically.

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Table of contents

Ndithak | I Hear You by Lianne Charlie
Introduction by Jeff Corntassel, Taiaiake Alfred, Noelani Goodyear–Ka‘ōpua, Noenoe K. Silva, Hokulani Aikau, and Devi Mucina
Lawa Ku’u Lei by Kīhei de Silva

People

Resurgence as Relationality by Gina Starblanket
Renewal by Jeff Corntassel
Relentlessly Coastal: Parenting, Research, and Everyday Resurgence by Mick Scow
Decolonizing Indigenous Fatherhood by Devi Mucina
Embers of Micro-aggression by Dibikgeezhigokwe
From a Place of Love by Erynne M. Gilpin

Places

Changes in the Land, Changes in Us by Taiaiake Alfred
Recovering Place Names from Hawaiian Literatures by Noenoe K. Silva
Mālama ʻĀina Koholālele by No’eau Peralto
Represencing Indigenous Peoples in the Landscape by Lisa Strelein
Fearless Regeneration by Senka Eriksen
Dan k’I by Shelby Blackjack

Practices

Dreaming is an Everyday Act of Resurgence by Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua
Bring the ‘Umeke of Poi to the Table by Hokulani Aikau
The SX̱OLE (Reef Net Fishery) as an Everyday Act of Resurgence by Nick XEMŦ0LTW̱ Claxton
Evading the Neo-colonial State Without Running to the Hills by Brad Coombes
Intimate Acts of Resurgence by Natalie Clark
Ua pā i ka leo by Maya L. Kawailanaokeawaiki Saffery
The Piko Æffect by Megumi Chibana
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