Ep 22: N. Haʻalilio Solomon on Activism & Language Ideologies in ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi

Today’s episode is with N. Haʻalilio Solomon, an Instructor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa at Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language. Haʻalilio is also a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Linguistics at UH at Mānoa. He is a translator for ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi with Awaiaulu and Hoʻopulapula, and his studies involve language documentation and revitalization, as well as linguistic ideologies and attitudes surrounding ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. He is the author of the forthcoming book chapter Rescuing Maunalua: Shifting Nomenclatures and the Reconfiguration of Space in Hawaii Kai.

N. Haʻalilio Solomon is a member of the translation training non-profit called Awaiaulu, pictured here at a gala in 2017 honoring the organization’s executive director, Puakea Nogelmeier, and Projects manager, Kauʻi Sai-Dudoit.

Things mentioned in this episode: 

Hawaiʻinuiākea Faculty on a relationship-building huakaʻi (journey) to ancestral homelands, Raʻiātea, in French-occupied Polynesia.

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