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Kū‘ē Petitions: A Mau Loa Aku Nō with Nālani Minton
March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Aloha mai. Join us for an interactive presentation honoring our kūpuna and the organizing power of their spiritual guidance in the collective integrity of the Kū‘ē Petitions. The Petitions express the enduring aloha and courage of Maoli consciousness in perpetuity as aloha i ke kahi i ke kahi, our cultural practices of aloha ‘āina and kia‘i activism in the protection of our existence, identity, ‘āina, culture, and lāhui.
Nālani Minton, a Maoli educator, filmmaker, and cultural activist, will share her mo‘olelo as the giver of the kāhea for the return of the Petitions at the Tribunal and as the co-publisher of their first publication. She’ll also share her mana‘o about two beloved mentors: her uncle, nationalist Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell, and her kumu and spiritual guide, John Ka‘imikaua. Nālani is also one of the four inspired essayists who contributed to the newly released Kū‘ē Petitions: A Mau Loa Aku Nō.
This event is free and opened to the public. Books will be available for purchase at a special price. Organized by Kaiao Press, an imprint of Native Books, in collaboration with KĪPUKA, a makers’ space. Free parking is available at Ward Centre; entrance is off of Auahi Street.