Sustainability Speaker Series with Manulani Aluli-Meyer. Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Manulani Aluli-Meyer

How can we enrich our current model of progress and develop spiritual intelligence?

Hawaiian-born Manulani Aluli-Meyer is a Harvard-trained expert on indigenous epistemology, and comes from a group of scholar-activists working in areas as diverse as alternative education, prison reform, food sovereignty, philosophy and music.

She will share vital, world-changing concepts from her own culture and learnings. Learn what these indigenous worldviews have to say about the sciences, knowledge building, and interdependence. Explore a new understanding of the philosophy of knowledge and your role in the transformation of our society. Appreciate the role of observable knowledge and contextual learning in this transformation.    

Nourish and dialogue! E komo mai.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Evening Presentation

Holistic Theory of Knowledge: Indigenous common sense

7–9 p.m.

1-430 Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta

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Daytime Presentation

Education for Responsible Planetary Citizenship: A dialogue with David Korten and Manulani Aluli-Meyer

12:30–1:50 p.m.

Telus Centre 134

No registration necessary.

Donate & Win

Bring a donation to support the Campus Food Bank and Green Grants. Non-perishable food, toiletries and monetary donations accepted. You could win a $50 gift card to Carbon Environmental Boutique!

About Manulani Aluli-Meyer

Manulani Aluli Meyer's family hails from Mokapu, Kailua, Wailuku, Hilo and Kohala on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Moku O Keawe. The Aluli ohana is a large and diverse group of scholar-activists who have spent their lives in Hawaiian education, justice, land reclamation, law, health, cultural revitalization, arts education, prison reform, transformational economics, food sovereignty, Hawaiian philosophy and most of all, music.

Aluli-Meyer works in the field of indigenous epistemology and its role in world-wide awakening.  She obtained her doctorate from Harvard (Ed.D. 1998) by studying Hawaiian epistemology via language, history, and the clear insights of Hawaiian mentors. Her book: Ho’oulu: Our Time of Becoming – Hawaiian Epistemology and Early Writings, is in its third printing. 

Her background is in wilderness education, experiential learning and ecological literacy, and she has been an Instructor for the Outward Bound schools, Wilderness Hawaii, Hawaii Bound, and other alternative learning programs. Aluli-Meyer has been an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Hawaii in Hilo and lived 5 years in New Zealand working for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa as lead developer/teacher for their innovative Masters of Applied Indigenous Knowledge, He Waka Hiringa. 

She is currently the Director of Indigenous Education at UH West Oahu and working with many community initiatives in educational reform, food security, and prison transformation.

Excerpted from biographical note.

About the organizers

The Sustainability Speaker Series is a program of the Office of Sustainability to give people the opportunity to be exposed to new ideas, promote understanding about the diversity of topics involved in sustainability and expand the dialogue on campus sustainability.

This offering is a keynote lecture for the University of Alberta’s International Week, Sustainability Speaker Series and the City of Edmonton’s The Way We Green Speaker Series.

International Week runs from January 30 to February 5, 2017. Over 50 free events will focus on the transitions we must make to attain a better world. On a variety of global issues, we have reached a point where business as usual is no longer an option. Transition to a new way of living, thinking and being is necessary.

The Way We Green is Edmonton's award-winning environmental strategic plan. Watch video recordings of inspiring speakers going back to 2010 on The Way We Green Speaker Series website.

More information

Office of Sustainability