Tuesday, February 18, 2014
“Pilina Kaiāulu: Cultivating Community Relationships at a Local, Regional, and Global Level”
2pm – 4pm – KAMA 210
Malia Nobrega-Olivera is currently the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement of Loli Aniau, Makaala Aniau (LAMA) (Climate Change, Climate Alert) based at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. She is from Hanapēpē, Kauai and is a Native Hawaiian educator, kumu hula, cultural practitioner, film maker, community organizer, and advocate of indigenous rights at all levels – locally, regionally, and internationally. Her experiences demonstrate her commitment to her people, language, and culture and to indigenous peoples worldwide. Ms. Nobrega-Olivera’s advocacy work has taken her to various international meetings such as the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
The formal talk will be immediately followed by a question and answer session. It would be a wonderful opportunity to get to the know the candidates and their vision for this important position in our school. We’ll be soliciting confidential feedback for both candidates and would greatly value your manaʻo.