The College of Hawai’i at Mānoa has introduced a $three.2 million present from the Laurence H. Dorcy Hawaiian Basis to ascertain an endowed chair of Hawaiian research on the Hawai’inuiākea College of Hawaiian Data.
Named in honor of an area poet and environmental activist, the Dana Naone Corridor Endowed Chair in Hawaiian Research, Literature and the Surroundings “will contribute steady analysis in indigenous land and useful resource administration in Hawaii,” mentioned Hawai’inuiākea dean Jonathan Osorio.
A graduate of Kamehameha Colleges, Naone Corridor earned a BA in liberal research with an emphasis on modern poetry from UH Mānoa, served as editor of Hawai’i Evaluate, UH Mānoa’s flagship literary journal, and has labored for many years to honor and defend Hawaiian burial websites, totally on Maui. Her 2017 ebook Lifetime of the Land: Articulations of a Native Author was among the many winners of the 2018 American E book Award from the Earlier than Columbus Basis.
“By this endowment, we are going to train new generations of Hawaiians about their ancestors who honed social, environmental and cultural administration expertise over a thousand years,” mentioned Osorio. “Highly effective, fearless neighborhood leaders like Dana Naone Corridor have been key to the perpetuation of Hawaiian information over the past fifty years as they labored tirelessly to guard our oceans, streams, and forests from urbanization and tourist-driven improvement.”