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ERIC Number: EJ1217472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
New, Old Wisdom--Sprituality, Creativity and Science Reimagined: Ancestral Wisdom for These Times
Meyer, Meleanna Aluli; Kamaka, Martina Leialoha
Educational Perspectives, v50 n1 p45-53 2019
Educational perspectives from Hawaiian points of view in all areas of Native Hawaiian health are timely and critical to share today, as remarkable and unprecedented collaborations within the Hawaiian community are addressing not only the overall health and wellness of Hawaiians, but a range of additional culturally grounded issues, such as healing from intergenerational/historical trauma, visioning for an alternative system of healthcare, and social justice. Examples of such collaborative efforts include Na Limahana O Lonopuha, a consortium of health professionals from a wide range of disciplines; the diverse range of community, cultural and health related groups involved in the E Ola Mau a Mau project with Papa Ola Lokahi; as well as Kukulukumuhana, another gathering of organizations and members from the community, all of whom are working tirelessly to confront persistent health disparities and improve the health and wellness of Native Hawaiians. The deep and ambitious work of reimagining how Hawaiian institutions and providers could begin the work of making substantive change in systems thinking laterally, which would more closely align with cultural healing practices, is the direction Hawaiians are moving toward together. This coalescing of organizations and individuals is also happening in educational circles as many have worked for years to bring parity and cultural awareness to learning within the school environment and beyond. This article describes the invitation for visual artists to join this conversation and the role of the visual arts to offer ways for Hawaiian communities to see and experience concepts such as historical trauma, health, and healing in novel, dynamic, and lively ways. This article tells the story of how the visual arts can contribute to healing and also be viewed as part of a comprehensive cross sector prespective for achieving health and wellness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
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