Frameworks for Using Ancestral Practices as a Basis for Contemporary Innovation
Event Details: October 14, 2022 2pm- 102 Keller Hall
Director Enos will provide an overview of the frameworks that the Office of Indigenous Innovation (OII) deploys in designing and deploying its core strategy of merging ancestral systems still being held by regional communities of indigenous practice into contemporary spaces of equity-centered innovation. He will also share some of the work that OII is currently engaged as well discuss the trajectory that he sees the work moving along.
Kamuela Enos is the Director of the Office of Indigenous Innovation for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation for University of Hawai’i System. Born and raised in Wai’anae, Kamuela comes from a family of cultural practitioners and farmers committed to using ancestral frameworks as the basis for contemporary restorative socio-ecologic work. Kamuela has an undergraduate degree in Hawaiian Studies and a M.A in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Kamuela previously served as Director of Social Enterprise at MA`O Farms and was also a Commissioner on President Obama’s White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders.