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Book Review: This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila

This is Paradise is a short story collection written by Kristiana Kahakauwila, a hapa author of kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian), German and Norwegian extract. In efforts to set up this blogging event, a person contacted me through my blog with the recommendation I reach out to and possibly feature Kristiana during this month. I immediately went to Goodreads to … Continue reading

Spotlight: #ProtectMaunaKea

A wonderful family member sent me an article on decolonizing science and after the author’s introduction was a huge reading list, spanning from books, to articles, to dissertations. A few in particular stuck out to me as I was compiling my resources for my Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices blogging event: a dissertation on the politics of astronomy … Continue reading

Guest Post: “Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices:” The Non-fiction Edition

A huge thank you to Bina from If You Can Read This for supporting my efforts this month and for researching and writing this wonderful post. You can find the original post on her blog here. It’s November 9th. Perhaps you don’t know, but on November 9th 1938, Nazis launched the Kristallnacht. Never forget! Today Neonazis … Continue reading

Native Hawaiian #OwnVoices

In the United States, November is Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month / Native American Heritage Month. Although we should be celebrating and honoring all Indigenous Peoples and First Nations year round, this month in particular is an intentional focus on standing with these communities and help to lift Indigenous Peoples voices and experiences. This month on … Continue reading

Book Review: Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time edited by Hope Nicholson

Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for my open and honest review. Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time is a collection of Indigenous LGBT Science Fiction (mostly) #ownvoices short stories edited by Hope Nicholson and published by Bedside Press. I usually find it a difficult task to accurately review a collection … Continue reading

Waka Tanka: A Response to Bruno Faidutti

I wrote a post last month about appropriation and amalgamation of indigenous cultures to use as board game themes. A short while after, I saw a new game, being brought to the United States by Cool Mini or Not, designed by Bruno Faidutti, Waka Tanka. This is a small bluffing card game with some sort … Continue reading

Under the Radar: Stereotyping Indigenous Culture for Theme

There is a huge glaring gap in the conversation about representation and co-option of culture in the board gaming hobby. I hear a lot about the representation of black, latino, and asian peoples, but I rarely hear about co-opting, stereotyping, and tokenizing of indigenous culture to use as board game themes. To me, it seems so … Continue reading

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