Kamanamaikalani Beamer

Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer is a professor and the Director of Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He is the inaugural Dana Naone Hall Endowed Chair leading a team focused on restoring ancestral abundance to Hawaiʻi through indigenous Hawaiian economic and resource management systems. His current research studies aloha ʻāina and the Circular Economy. His books include No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating the Nation and Islands & Cultures: How Pacific Islands Provide Paths Toward Sustainability. In addition to his academic service, Dr. Beamer is a father, organizer, and activist in movements to advance aloha ʻāina and justice.

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