Everyday Acts of Resurgence

People, Places, Practices

Ua pā i ka leo

 

Ua pā i ka leo: The power of our Native voices to enact and inspire Indigenous resurgence

by Maya L. Kawailanaokeawaiki Saffery.
It was a warm, clear day at Kailua beach on October 16, 2013. On such a beautiful day, one would expect to see one of the most popular Oʻahu beaches covered with flowery beach towels and Tommy Bahama lounge chairs; the water full of ABC store boogie boards ridden ackwardly by sunscreen soaked foreigners; the outer reefs and small islets cluttered with countless schools of brightly-colored kayaks rented by the hour; and the sky distorted by the kites of surfers speeding through the waves and launching themselves into the air. Unfortunately, when residents and visitors think of Kailua today, these are the images that usually come to mind. They do not typically think of Kailua as a site of Hawaiian resurgence, but on that particular afternoon in October that is exactly what I was a part of.

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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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