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Sciences and the Sacred: Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Knowledge Stewardship

Sciences and the Sacred is a series designed to create safe, generative spaces for the University of Hawaiʻi community to come together in dialog about complex issues and explore topics from various knowledge systems.

In Spring 2022 the seminar series centered conversations with Indigenous practitioners from continental and oceanic spaces in a knowledge-sharing exchange to advance kanaka ʻōiwi efforts towards data sovereignty. It is our hope that creating dialogue between kanaka ʻōiwi and allies and other Indigenous communities will lay the groundwork for collaborative partnerships within Hawaiʻi that are grounded in Indigenous data sovereignty principles.

Hosted by the Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Ulana ‘Ike Center of Excellence and the Biocultural Initiative of the Pacific


April 7, 2022 O ke kahua ma mua, ma hope o ke kūkulu: What is Indigenous Data Sovereignty?

April 27, 2022 Mauliola: Personal Health Information How do we ensure that the corporeal legacy of our ancestors continues to thrive for our people?

May 12, 2022 Hana Noʻeau: What makes creations and innovations maoli?

May 24, 2022 Kiaʻi ʻIke: Practices Around Knowledge Stewardship


Ulana ʻIke Center of Excellence