The Environment Forum with Hiʻilei Hobart | What Returns, What Remains: A Story about Hawaiian Landscape and Dis/Possession

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2024, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Emerson Hall, Room 105
29 Quincy St.
This talk explores the possession, return, and interpretation of these remains, specifically 14 iwi poʻo (human skulls) originating from the Pali, an important historic battle site in the Koʻolau mountain range of Oʻahu. In telling the story of their possession and dispossession, Professor Hobart engages with theories of haunting from Indigenous studies and Black studies in order to challenge the way that settler colonial structures work to limit and potentially foreclose Hawaiian relationships to spiritual presence and placemaking.

This event is co-sponsored by the Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability.


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