Nov 12, 2014

La Ku'oko'a Lecture Series (11/17)

He Kiko Maoli No.  Over time, the topic of kākau uhi/kākau mōlī/uhi mōlī (popularly known by the inaccurate term ʻ tattooʻ ) has been recorded and written largely from a non-­native perspective. Lufi will offer a glimpse into this sacred, traditional practice from a kanaka maoli perspective.

Lufi A. Luteru is kupaʻāina from the valley of Mākaha, Oʻahu. Her moʻokūʻauhau maoli stems from Kilauea, Kauaʻi, where her grandmother was born, 91 years ago. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is currently a Lecturer at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and Windward Community College, where she teaches HWST 107, HWST 222 and HWST 322 (Mānoa), and is a published poet. She is a multi-­media artisan, and her specialty is Hawaiian Fiber Arts and Jewelry design. One community service that she is dedicated to is providing monthly workshops to make hīnaʻi lauhala (lauhala baskets) for iwi kūpuna (kanaka maoli ancestral remains). She is currently working on three new HWST course proposals, 1) a comparative studies course in Fiber Arts of Moananuiākea, 2) a comparative studies course in Native poetry of Moananuiākea,and 3) a comparative studies course in Native film of Moananuiākea.

Monday, November 17, 2014
12:00p -­ 1:15p
@ The Daniel Inouye Technology Center Auditorium

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Pua Rossi-­Fukino by email or Joshua Fukino by email

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