Na Moolelo Lecture Series with Noelani Goodyear-Kaopua

Iolani Palace invites you to join us at our new Na Moolelo Lecture Series. The lectures feature presentations by Hawaiian cultural experts, historians, and museum professionals that will prompt discussion of Hawaii history and culture as well as museum practices. View all upcoming lectures here.

The free Na Moolelo Lecture series continues Iolani Palace mission to preserve and share Hawaii’s unique cultural and historical qualities with the community.

Wednesday, December 5

Topic: Nā Wāhine Koa: 20th and 21st-Century Women Warriors of Aloha ʻĀina

This presentation draws on a collaborative book project among four Hawaiian women elders who have led demilitarization and sovereignty activism asserting aloha ʻāina for decades: Moanikeʻala Akaka, Maxine Kahaulelio, Terrilee Kekoʻolani-Raymond, and Loretta Ritte.

Speaker: Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua

Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She authored The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School, and co-edited A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land and Sovereignty and The Value of Hawaiʻi, 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions.

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All discussions will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Kanaina Building on the Palace Grounds. Admission is free.