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ALASKA NATIVE CANOE LEGACY: Indigenous (‘Ōiwi) Leadership Values

Kaʻiwakīloumoku Pacific Indigenous Institute presents
Episode 4

ALASKA NATIVE CANOE LEGACY: Indigenous (ʻŌiwi) Leadership Values

*NOTE: use the blue dots located on the video progress bar to easily navigate between chapters.

Chapter 1: Opening

We begin 2021 with the traditional offering of ʻawa (kava) to inspire thoughtful and dynamic Pacific conversations in this new year. Then we’ll celebrate our Alaska Native extended family by viewing an amazing 10-minute video of highlights from the 2019 Alaska-Hawaiʻi conference, Hoʻoilina: Empowering our Traditions of Exploration hosted by Kamehameha Schools, Polynesian Voyaging Society, Bishop Museum, and the University of Hawaiʻi.

Chapter 2: Panel Discussion — Indigenous (ʻŌiwi) Leadership

Sealaska Chair Joe Nelson often reminds young people that their culture and native identity give them a competitive edge towards success. CEO Anthony Mallott believes that local and global connectedness among indigenous peoples builds collective confidence towards positive social change. Tlingit and Haida Central Council President Richard Peterson says that one must act sovereign to be sovereign, and that we must always nurture our “inner ancestor.” Cultural Heritage and Education Director Sarah Dybdahl constantly draws wisdom from the words and anecdotes of elders as a part of her decision-making process. This program is dedicated to the late Tlingit leader, former Sealaska chief executive, PVS board member, and ʻAha Moananuiākea guiding elder, Byron Mallott.

Original Release Date:
January 27, 2021 (Māhealani)