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Title :【《UH・UR合同シシポジウム》報告】Non-natives Need to Strive to be Non-invasive : Restoring Kalo and Community in He‘eia, Hawai‘i
Authors :Aikau, Hokulani K.
Issue Date :29-Mar-2013
Abstract :Since 2009, Kāko‘o 'Ōiwi, a non-profit organization, has been actively restoring kalo (taro) cultivation in the He‘eia ahupua‘a, on the windward coast of O‘ahu, on a parcel of land designated as wetland. There are various obstacles to the restoration process which include but are not limited to property rights, conservation policy at the state and federal levels, as well as the challenges and logistics of removing invasive species so that kalo can be replanted and regenerate. The removal of invasive plants are a key component of the restoration project and provides a metaphor for the need to remove the various settler state structures, such as private property, conservation strategies, and Federal policy related to First Nations and Native Americans and Native Hawaiians, that have inundated Indigenous ecosystems and in many cases pushing out the Native structures that once thrived in these environments. In this paper, I draw upon interviews, participant observation, surveys with community volunteers to explore (1) the challenges the community faces as they work to restore Indigenous land based practices associated with kalo; (2) the role stories play in the restoration pro b cess; (3) how gender matters in the restoration process.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :2186-7933
Publisher :琉球大学国際沖縄研究所
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/30116
Citation :国際琉球沖縄論集 = International Review of Ryukyuan and Okinawan Studies no.2 p.27 -35
Appears in Collections:No.2 (2013/3)

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