Hoʻomana Kahiko: From ancient to reality


Dr. Baker is the head Moʻo Lono for Kahoʻolawe, the longest running Makahiki ceremonies in Hawaiʻi and Dr. Mātāmua is a renowned Māori astronomer that has taken his research from paper to practice by partnering with Te Awa Mutu, those of Raukawa, to access Mount Ranginuiātea to revive a traditional Māori Matariki ceremony connected to the stars. We will discuss our indigenous ceremonies as well as ongoing collaborations, and a few plans that we have for the future. The authors will conclude by exploring indigenous consciousness through ceremony, thus concluding with the importance of traditional ceremonial practice in modern indigeneity.