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He Pukoa Kani'Āina: Kanaka Maoli approaches to mo‘okū‘auhau as methodology

Nālani Wilson-Hokowhitu

Abstract


This article briefly defines mo‘okū‘auhau (genealogy) and acknowledges other Kanaka Maoli (native Hawaiian) academics that have prioritized the Hawaiian value and importance of genealogy, both traditionally and contemporarily. It engages with diverse Kanaka Maoli approaches to mo‘okū‘auhau as methodology and concludes with my own interpretation and empirical examples from my doctoral thesis, Nā Mo‘okū‘auhau Holowa‘a: Native Hawaiian Women’s Stories of the Voyaging Canoe Hōkūle‘a (Wilson, 2010).


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