Te Kīpa Kēpa Brian Morgan to talk on indigenous ways of knowing, Sept. 7

Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center Eia Hawai‘i Lecture series.

Poster for this event with info that can be found in the text of this post.

SPEAKER: Te Kīpa Kēpa Brian Morgan

TOPIC: The Intrinsic Value of Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Decision Making Frameworks: The Mauri Model and its potential contribution within the Context of Hawai‘i Papa o Ke Ao
DATE: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.
TIME: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
PLACE: University Classroom Building, room 127, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (campus map)


Kēpa Morgan’s Mauri Model is a decision making framework that communicates sustainability issues equally well in both indigenous and scientific paradigms. The Mauri Model also combines a
stakeholder assessment of worldviews, with an impact assessment of indicators to determine sustainability and trends over time. His research aligns with sustainability achieved through relationships with land, sea and sky (kuleana‘aina). The Mauri Model assessments include wastewater projects, aid project effectiveness, water catchment management, hydro development, hydraulic fracturing, and anthropogenic disaster response. Morgan will discuss the relevance of a framework ontology representing: Ecosystem ahupua‘a, culture ‘ohana, community kuleana and economic waiwai.