Noelani Arista

Cultural Consultant

Dr. Noelani Arista is an Associate Professor of Hawaiian and U.S. History. Her research and writing has centered on best practices in Hawaiian language textual archives, work that derives from training under kūpuna (elders), research in traditional religio-political [hoʻomana] governance and law, and Hawaiian intellectual history. Currently she seeks to create pathways into digital territory, considering questions about how to secure traditional Hawaiian systems of knowledge—and further moʻolelo through various digital mediums, including game play. Among other projects, she is considering how to make her Facebook group 365 Days of Aloha more interactive through augmented reality technology.