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Recent Conference Presentations

2010“Ancestral Connections: Pacific Island Storied Place Names” Joint keynote with Huia Pacey of Aotearoa, International Conference on Indigenous Place Names, Guovdageaidnu, Norway, Sep 3 - 8, 2010.

“Hawaiian Storied Place Names: The Journey from Un-Naming to Re-Placing,” Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC, April 14-18, 2010 [also: George Wright Society Biennial Meeting, Portland, Oregon, Mar 1- 5, 2009, International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Toronto, Canada, August 19, 2008].
2008 “Hawaiian Spatial Knowledge Systems and GIScience: Constructing a Shared Knowledge Space,” Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts, April 15 - 19, 2008.
2007 “Hawaiian place names: storied symbols in Hawaiian performance cartographies,” Commission Meeting, Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights Commission, International Geographical Union, Taipei, Taiwan, October 29 - November 4, 2007 [also: Annual Meeting of the Indigenous Mapping Network, Worley, Idaho, August 20 - 22, 2007].

“Insights from research on Indigenous Cartographies,” Invited paper, Annual General Meeting, World Indigenous Native Higher Education Consortium, Chaminade University, October 22, 2007.

“Incorporating depth of place in Indigenous cartographies,” Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, April 17 - 21, 2007.
2006“Can you hear us now? Voices from the margin: Using Indigenous methodologies in geographic research,” Regional Conference, International Geographical Union, Brisbane, Australia, July 3 - 6, 2006.

“Difficulties of Incorporating Indigenous Spatial Perceptions with Western Cartographic Traditions,” Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, March 7 - 11, 2006 [also: Indigenous Mapping and Representational Politics Conference, Cornell University, March 2 - 4, 2006].
2005“Hawaiian Place Names: mnemonic symbols in a Hawaiian cartography,” Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April 5 – 9, 2005 [also: Annual Meeting, North American Cartographic Information Society, Portland, Maine, October 6 - 9, 2005].
2004“Indigenous People and GIS,” Geographic Information Systems and Mapping in Asia and the Pacific Biannual Meeting, Hawai‘i Geographic Information Coordination Council, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, June 7 - 9, 2004.

“Facing future: encouraging cartographic literacy,” Joint plenary with Jay T. Johnson, International forum on Indigenous mapping: mapping for Indigenous advocacy and empowerment. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 11 - 14, 2004.

Workshops and Invited Talks

2009Indigenous Place Names Conference Planning Workshop, Invited participation, Sami University College, Guovdageaidnu, Norway, May 11 - 15, 2009.
2008“Hawaiian Storied Place Names: Advancing Transmodern Solutions,” Invited presentation, Language in Landscape Workshop, Chinle, Arizona, October 30, 2008.

“Hawaiian Place Names Project Report,” Invited presentation, Council of Geographic Naming Authorities Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 4, 2008 [also: Data Discovery Day, Hawai‘i Geographic Coordination Council, McCoy Pavilion, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, March 6, 2008.
2005“Community Participation Mapping Training,” Pre-conference Training, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, February 28 - March 4, 2005.
2004“Hawaiian Place Names: Mnemonic Symbols in a Hawaiian Performance Cartography,” Invited presentation, Keaholoa STEM Program, University of Hawai‘i Hilo, October 25, 2004.