Queering indigenous Hawaiian decolonization

Reclaim Pride Oslo invites you to a talk with J. Kēhaulani Kauanui on queering indigenous Hawaiian decolonization.

When: Thursday June 20th
What time: 19:30 – 21:00
Where: Anarres Bokkafé, Urtegata 39

This talk will focus on anarchist approaches to Hawaiian sovereignty in the face of ongoing settler colonial dispossession. The presentation will offer an overview of the Hawaiian self-determination struggle with specific attention to the relationship between the reclamation of land and the decolonization of genders and sexualities.

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui (Kanaka Maoli/Native Hawaiian) is an activist-scholar, radio producer and writer. She is the author of Hawaiian Blood (DUP 2008); Paradoxes of Hawaiian Sovereignty: Land, Sex, and the Colonial Politics of State Nationalism (DUP 2018); and Speaking of Indigenous Politics: Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders (UMP 2018). She recently guest-edited a special issue of Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies on “The Politics of Indigeneity, Anarchist Praxis, and Decolonization” (May 2021). She is also working on a new book about Hawaiian decolonization and politics of feminism. Her current research focuses on the LANDBACK! movement on Turtle Island and the U.S. occupied Pacific; the ethics of U.S.-based Palestine solidarity activism; and the relationship between settler colonialism and fascism.