August 27, 2016 9:30 AM

Polynesian Cultural Center

Panel: Traditional Views of Seamlessness and the Sacredness of the Aina, Spirituality and Intellectual Property

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Moderator/Presenter: Kahu Dr. Kauila Clark is a native Hawaiian who is an accomplished teacher of native Hawaiian values and traditional practices in the healing arts. He is a consultant on native Hawaiian ceremonies and culture, a certified traditional native Hawaiian health practitioner and Hawaiian High Priest of the Ancient Order. Presently, he travels the world lecturing, teaching and performing native Hawaiian ceremonies. His home base is the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center in Waianae, Hawaii.

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris is a world renowned evolutionary biologist, author/lecturer and a Professor in Residence at Chaminade University, Hawaii

Dr. Tevita ‘O Kaili, Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Language, Culture and the Arts, Brigham Young University-Hawaii, is an authority on Polynesian material culture, behavioral and spiritual dimensions.

Bob Gough, the former Director of the Sioux Tribe Utilities Commission and Native American traditional knowledge (TK) and intellectual property (IP) legal expert. His TK and IP cases have set legal precedence in the supreme court impacting national jurisprudence and national policy.

Teaia Mataiapo Tua Pittman is an internationally recognized traditional voyaging seafarer, and one of two Traditional Master Navigators in the Cook Islands. In 2008, he was bestowed the title of Pwo Navigator, the distinction given to those who have been initiated to become master navigators with the associated secrets of this ancient art. Tua has sailed vessels for over thirty years without the use of modern instruments; he uses a traditional navigation system based on observing the stars, sun, moon, ocean swells, the flight patterns of birds, and other natural signs. Hailed as one of the Cook Islands’ favorite sons, Tua serves on the board of the Pacific Voyagers Foundation and is an advisor for the Polynesian Voyaging Society. He is also a Sub-Chief in the district of Takitumu, Rarotonga, holding the title of Teaia Mataiapo.

Dr. Kauila Clark

Native Hawaiian Chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
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