Fall 2015 Events

October 16, 2015

Department of Ethnic Studies Open House


Friday, October 16, 2015

11:30pm - 2:00pm

UH Mānoa, George Hall 301


The Department of Ethnic Studies cordially invites you to our Fall 2015 Open House where students can learn more about Ethnic Studies and our academic programs, meet our faculty and majors, and learn more about exciting interships and service opportunities!


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October 20, 2015

Pacific Currents Launch Party


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

11:30pm - 2:00pm

UH Mānoa, George Hall 301


Join us as we celebrate the launch of ʻPacific Currentsʻ, the first special issue of American Quarterly under the Hawai'i-based editorial team.


By centering critical inquiry on Indigenous subjects as agents of histories, emmories, and stories, the special issue, guest edited by Paul Lyons and Ty Kāwika Tengan, shifts the terms of discourses on the Pacific and challenges American studies scholars to see what anticolonial Pacific currents look like.


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November 3, 2015

Te Reo Wainene o Tua (The Sweet Story of Yester-year)


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

5:30pm pūpūs, 6:00pm - 7:00pm performance and talk story

Hālau o Haumea, Center for Hawaiian Studies - UH Mānoa


Te Reo Wainene o Tua (TRWOT) is an innovative te Reo Māori storytelling kaupapa that brings together a collective of high profile te Reo Māori (Māori Language) advocates and parents. Honoring the deep genealogical connections between the Tangata Māori and Kanaka Maoli, TRWOT has embarked on their first international collaboration to Hawai‘i as part of the Creative New Zealand International Indigenous Art Form Exchange 2015. TRWOT imparts history and Mātauranga Māori about their tupuna and culture through the traditional oral art form of storytelling in te Reo Māori. They strive to create career pathways and mentoring opportunities for rangatahi that are interested in this particular art form. They encourage teachers and educators to attend their workshops, as they believe storytelling methods and thought processes have educational benefits for the tamariki and rangtahi. Join us as they share their kaupapa in an evening of storytelling and dialogue.



  • Tamati Waaka (Ngāti Pukeko, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Tuhoe), Storyteller, is an orator in both English and te reo Maori. He is a certified te reo translator. He has a background in Maori radio, and is a children’s book author.
  • Scotty Morrison (Ngāti Whakaue), Storyteller, brings with him te reo and tikanga expertise, and an extensive background in television, radio and Māori media in general.
  • Stacey Morrison (Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa), Storyteller, TV Presenter, Radio Presenter, Writer, Wife, Mum. Stacey is a well-known television and radio celebrity in NZ at the moment.
  • Hollie Tawhiao (Ngāti Tiipa, Ngā Puhi), Creative Director, Photographer & Social Media
  • Lee Timutimu (Ngāti Awa, Tuhoe), Director & Project Coordinator


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November 16, 2015 - November 17, 2015

In Football We Trust / 'AWAkea Brown Bag and Filmmaking Workshop


November 16, 2015
5:30pm: Pūpūs
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Film screening and Q&A with the directors

Art Auditorium


November 17, 2015
12:00pm: 'AWAkea Brown Bag feat. Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Filmmaking Workshop with Tony and Erika

Geroge Hall 301B


Please join us for an exciting event series on sport and Polynesian communities featuring directors Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn, and their new documentary film.


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