1. In this final presentation of the Spring ’12 Anthropology Colloquium Series, Jean Clottes (French Ministry of Culture) talks about rock art and cultural lessons learned during an expedition in Siberia with a native shaman.

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  2. During the early morning hours on June 20, 2009, about forty members of the Chulu Beinan tribe, one of Taiwan’s indigenous groups of people, held a protest march. They marched in procession to the entrance of the Palan site, an ancestral spirit place proclaimed by the Chulu Beinan in the 1990s. The Palan site currently belongs to the national Forestry Bureau, and is managed by the local government. The protest emerged as a claim for Chulu Beinan regarding cultural interpretation on the Palan site as well as the management and ownership of the Palan site. Through discussion on politics of recognition and protection of indigenous cultural and intellectual property in the local context, this paper argues that most Chulu Beian concern about mutual respect and understanding between the minority Beinan and the majority Han, rather than possessing indigenous cultural and intellectual property in the legal systems.

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  3. This presentation focuses on recent and on-going archaeological work being conducted within a 9-acre parcel in the ahupua‘a (traditional land division) of Hau'ula on the island of O‘ahu. The project is sponsored through the UH Applied Archaeology Program and is being conducted in coordination with the landowner’s ‘ohana (family), community organizations, knowledgeable individuals, and the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD). The archaeological project includes thorough background research, surface survey, field mapping techniques (tape and compass, total station, plane table), vegetation clearing, and potential subsurface testing. Documentation includes site forms, feature descriptions, detailed plan and profile maps to scale, photographs, and full stratigraphic recordation. Major features discussed include a traditional Hawaiian religious structure, Maunawila Heiau, and mound and terrace features. Also discussed are standard procedures for vegetation clearing, detailed documentation, community involvement, and the process of conducting an archaeological project in the state of Hawai'i.

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  4. In this presentation, Leah Horowitz (Global Leadership and Sustainable Development Program, Hawaii Pacific University) explores indigenous people’s responses to a multinational nickel mining project in the south of New Caledonia. She examines the connections between environmental violence and concepts of political legitimacy, reasons for community members’ trust (or lack thereof) in technical/scientific information provided by the company or by an indigenous protest group, and the power dimensions of alliances between indigenous and non-indigenous protesters.

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  5. In this iteration of the Anthropology Colloquium Series, Lisa Uperesa (Ethnic Studies, UH Manoa) explores the discourse surrounding Polynesian football players. She examines the essentialist rhetoric surrounding Polynesia and its males, as well as the role of media, coaches, and the players themselves in constructing the image of the ‘Polynesian football warrior.’

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Department of Anthropology (ANTH)
College of Social Science | University of Hawaii at Manoa

Degrees: Minor, BA, MA, PhD
Major academic areas: Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Applied Archaeology, Hawaiian


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Department of Anthropology (ANTH)
College of Social Science | University of Hawaii at Manoa

Degrees: Minor, BA, MA, PhD
Major academic areas: Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Applied Archaeology, Hawaiian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Medical Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology, Discursive Practices, Asia, Pacific Islands, Oceania

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