Indigenous Resistance: Land, Identity and Trauma

April 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
415 South Street
MS 035, Waltham
MA 02453

Original Facebook event here

Join The Heller School for Social Policy and Management’s program in Coexistence and Conflict Resolution for a screening of the award-winning film, Act of War: Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation, followed by a panel discussion on land, identity and trauma featuring Ashlie Ki’ilanikapuokalani Duarte, Kaipo Matsumoto, and Heller Alumni Eamon Anderson. Located in Room G1 of The Heller School. Hawaiian appetizers will be served.


Ashlie Ki’ilanikapuokalani Duarte
Ashlie Duarte-Smith is a second-year graduate student in the Public History track of the UMass Boston History Graduate Program, as well as a candidate for a certificate in Archives. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa where she practiced blending indigenous and western art techniques. Her work revolves modern identity making in the Native Hawaiian culture specifically utilizing media, film, and animation. She endeavors to use these mediums to reintroduce young Native Hawaiians to their culture, as well as educate the global public about Hawaiʻi and its history. Her creative interests and passion for storytelling have led her to several film projects for institutions like ʻŌlelo Television and The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. She is currently producing a film documentary and oral history about one woman’s genealogical connections to Kalaupapa National Historical Park⎯formally the Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement in Hawaiʻi.

Kaipo Matsumoto
Kaipo Matsumoto is a senior at Harvard University studying History & Literature and Ethnicity, Migration, & Rights. His research interests include late nineteenth century Hawaiian literature, twentieth century American militarism and tourism, and American settler colonial studies. He recently completed a thesis examining late nineteenth and early twentieth century Hawaiian literary productions of the story of Kaluaikoʻolau, a Native Hawaiian man that rose as a legendary anticolonial figure in the years following the American-backed coup d’etat against Queen Liliʻuokalani.

Eamon Anderson
Eamon Anderson’s work focuses on the integration of Historical Trauma Theory for sustainable development initiatives with marginalized communities. Eamon has over 15 years of direct practice and supervisory experience in the fields of community development, child welfare, and trauma. She has worked in partnership with American Indian Tribes, Tribal groups, and child welfare workers to culturally adapt and implement trauma-informed practices and interventions, in addition to providing expertise in trauma-informed juvenile justice, suicide prevention, the CORE model of the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, and the Adverse Childhood Experiences study. She currently works as an independent consultant to conduct trauma-informed training with child-serving NGOs, government agencies, and volunteer organizations internationally including in Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, the Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan.