During the period of privatization of land in Hawaii (1840-1855), kuleana, translated as “native tenants rights,” constituted both a right to, and responsibility over, land for Hawaiians. Learn more about the 1850 Kuleana Act, gathering rights, and the radical forgetting of place in the context of this pivotal period.
The discussion took place at the Kanaina Building at Iolani Palace on September 12, 2018.
Umi Perkins, PhD, is a Manoa Academy Scholar at the University of Hawaii. He teaches courses on nonviolence at the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at UH Manoa and Hawaiian history at the Kamehameha Schools. He has written for The Nation, Hawaii Review, The Contemporary Pacific, Summit magazine and many other publications, and co-wrote the screenplay for the upcoming feature film The Islands.
Iolani Palace invites you to watch their new “Nā Moʻolelo Lecture Series.” The lectures feature presentations by Hawaiian cultural experts, historians, and museum professionals that will prompt discussion of Hawaiʻi’s history and culture as well as museum practices.
See all their lectures and more at https://www.iolanipalace.org/na-moolelo/