Join us on Friday, June 18 at 3:45 PM Hawai’i time for the “Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Conflict Resolution” with Joseph H. Suina and Mahina Tuteur. This session is part of the 24 hour Global Peace Conference “Weaving a Shared Future Together” put on by the Rotary Peace Fellows Alumni Association. Register at https://sites.google.com/rpfaa.org/gpc-2021.
An analysis of the indigenous perspectives of conflict caused by, or exacerbated by, environmental change and peacebuilding within this same context. Join José Barzola (Matsunaga Institute for Peace) and Mirali Shukla (The Kind Learning Organization) to explore how environmental conflict resolution has affected both the Kānaka Maoli communities in Hawaii with Mahina Tuteur and Cochiti Pueblo communities in New Mexico with Joseph H. Suina.
About the Speakers
Joseph H. Suina is a Professor Emeritus in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico with 25 years of service. He directed the Institute for American Indian Education at UNM for tribes throughout the Southwest. Dr. Suina’s publications on culture, education, and Native American issues are numerous. As a current member on several boards and committees, he provides a voice for Native people in the areas of health, museums, language retention, sacred sites, economic development and housing. Dr. Suina is an adjunct professor for Colgate University in New York and teaches courses in Native American Studies and education. Dr. Suina has maintained strong ties to Cochiti Pueblo throughout his academic career; he is a former governor and a current tribal council member. As an elder for the tribe, he provides guidance in the ways of tradition and culture for his people.
Mahina Tuteur is a Post-Juris Doctor Research & Teaching Fellow at Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law, William S. Richardson School of Law. She gained experience with legal and political advocacy through working with several community and governmental organizations during law school, and graduated with certificates in Native Hawaiian and Environmental Law. Mahina coordinates various research and scholarship projects, including the second revised edition of Native Hawaiian Law: A Treatise, facilitates community outreach and legal trainings, and teaches clinical and substantive courses. She serves on the State of Hawaiʻi Environmental Council and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Indigenous Politics at UH Mānoa.