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Kaorihiva's First Workshop

October 10, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Wilbur Field

Aloha mai kākou a e komo mai!  Howzit!  Welcome!Established in 2007, Kaorihiva, Stanford's Polynesian Dance Group, will be hosting a gathering/workshop this Sunday from 4-5pm outside at Wilbur Field!  Kaorihiva hopes to continue to be a communal and inclusive space to share culture, stories, and laughter through the medium of dance. So...Come learn Polynesian dance basics, oli, and talk story with us SUNDAY!No experience is necessary.  This event is low stress (not a tryout).  That means we are learning, singing, and dancing together. Some quick background because we love talking about genealogy!: Kaorihiva is the Native American Cultural Center's (NACC's) Pacifika dance hui (group) and have been here at Stanford since the time of the millenials (the early 2000's).  There are many forms of dance in the Pacific from Hula (Kānaka Maoli) to 'Ori Tahiti.  We will also engage in broader conversations about cultural exploitation, sexualization if Indigenous bodies, and other important topics surrounding Polynesian Dance.  Above all, with dance as our foundation, we invite you to share this place as a space of enjoyment and wellness!Kaorihiva along with all campus organizations benefit from the continued unconsenting use of Muwekma Ohlone land.  Kaorihiva recognizes the Muwekma Ohlone's sovereignty with this land and are committed to, as we are to our own communities in the Pacific, upholding the land, knowledge, autonomy, history, decolonization, and visibility of the Ohlone people.  Please join us and the NACC in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday the 11th!

Mahalo nui loa a mālama pono,

Buddy, Kalanikumupa'a, Krishnan, Olivia, George, Ikaika, Tianna, and Matt

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Native American Cultural Center
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