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Current Research click red links to explore the intitiatives or projects:

Current Research Initiatives concerning Maoli -Hawaiian culture, history and its application to present day obstacles.

Research

Current articles and papers:

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 and Conservation Efforts on Big Island 

The League of Women Voters and the Congress on Eradicating Discrimination Against Women Resolution 

Wayfinding and Canoe Building in Hilo 

Realizing Individual Strengths for Excellence: A Model for Culture Based After School Education and Training 

The Maunakea-TMT Controversey  

Ongoing Interests:

Gender and Sexuality in Pre-contact America

Colonialism in Hawaii & Samoa 

Pre-Christian belief systems in the Americas

Contributions of Pacific Rim Communities to California - In preparation for a presentation during the month that celebrates Pacific Heritage

Unpublished Book Manuscripts:

“Na Tahoe, Ah Tahoe” (My Body, Your Body): A Cahuilla Language Primer for children and beginners. This illustrated book will teach readers Cahuilla words for “your” body parts and “my” body parts and discuss the phonemic and linguistic spelling of words and the difference in Cahuilla dialects of Los Coyotes and San Manuel Reservations. Project begun in Fall 2003

Tuk Vas, Tah Ha Sul Wedth: Sky Beings. Through story and phrases this book conveys Cahuilla belief’s, words and phrases concerning the relationship of the spirit to the natural world. Readers will learn how to speak about the weather and cosmos and read related stories passed down from Pauline’s Elders.

Pa Hen Hitch A Vee: Where They Walked. Through story and phrases this book conveys Cahuilla belief’s, words and phrases concerning the relationship of the spirit to the natural world. Readers will learn how to speak about animals central to the traditional beliefs and read related stories passed down from Pauline’s Elders.

Unpublished Journal Articles:

“Resistance to Compulsory Indian Education at Perris Indian School and Sherman Indian Institute, 1897 – 1910: Correspondence, Runaways and “Hunters”

“Resistance and Success at Sherman Institute,” presented at California Indian Conference Good Medicine and Healthy Nations, University of California, Riverside Palm Desert Graduate Center, October 2 – 4, 2008.

“Black Relations Among the Chemehuevi,” Research presented as the “Black Indian Experience,” with Rodney Bonner of Torrez Martinez Reservation, University of California, Riverside, October 14, 2008.

“Benefits and Detriments of Immigration,” presented at Oxford Round Table Conference, Oxford University, England, July, 2007.

“Making Indians Useful: Students at Perris Indian School and Sherman Indian Institute, 1900-1910,” Presentation at Ethno history Conference, Riverside, California, 2003.

Digitial Research Projects

  • Digital Archive and Quantitative Analysis Center: Presently developing software that will
  • store and archive original sources, cross reference all, specific, or multiple sources
  • Pull reports to facilitate quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Check Quantitative analysis by referencing digital copies of the original documents