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Privatizing ʻĀina: Issues that Matter with Lynette Cruz

Mahalo to Pono Kealoha for “Ponosizing” me, Lynette and Nanette Napoleon. This will air on ʻOlelo Community Television in a few weeks, but Pono made a version that could be posted more quickly. More of Pono’s videos can be seen on his You Tube channel Ponosize.

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June 12, 2014 · 6:10 pm

Hiki Nō: PBS Student-Produced News Segment on the New Version of Hawaiʻi’s Story by Hawaiʻi’s Queen

A few weeks back, my National History Day bound students and I were featured on Hiki Nō, the student-produced news program on PBS Hawaiʻi. The episode included a feature on the new version of Liliʻuokalani’s book, annotated by David Forbes. I probably overstate the differences in the new version, but the point is it goes a little deeper into the history and hopefully will stimulate more people to read her powerful book. The segment on Kamehameha begins at 17:00.

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June 12, 2014 · 4:45 am

Kuleana: A Genealogy of Native Tenant Rights

This is a presentation of my dissertation research on Hawaiian land tenure from my Hawaiʻi Politics course.


April 29, 2014 · 11:12 pm

An Overview of Integral Education from Dr. Umi Perkins

This is my talk at TEDxYouth@Kamehameha and my most thorough explanation of Integral theory to date.

It gives a cursory explanation of Integral and describes my experiment of introducing these concepts in my


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November 7, 2013 · 9:25 am

2013 Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival

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A synopsis of the festival at Honolulu Hale on June 17th and 18th, 2013. I spoke on a panel called “Lives Online,” sponsored by the Center for Biographical Studies at UH Mānoa and the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, with Catherine Toth (whose blog is The Cat Dish) and Melissa Chang (Melissa 808 on Twitter). We discussed the power and perils of blogging vs. traditional publishing. We come in about 15 minutes into the video. A panel featured earlier in the video included Craig Santos Perez and Nalani Kneubuhl on native writing (that one’s around 7 minutes  in). Good music too!

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June 27, 2013 · 5:34 pm

Ideas Summit – Education panel

Jan 18th 2013. One of five panels including society, globalization, economics.

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March 27, 2013 · 7:19 pm