Re(centering) the Conversation: From Decolonization to Indigenization

  • Friday, October 6, 2023
  • 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, California Ballroom


Noelle Kahanu, Associate Specialist, University of Hawaii at Manoa, American Studies Dept.
Kamalu du Preez, Cultural Resource Specialist, Bishop Museum
Josh Tengan, Associate Director, Hawaii Contemporary Honolulu


Karen Kosasa, Retired professor and former director of the Museum


  • Community Engagement, Indigenous

Learning Format: Conversation

This roundtable session will bring together four museum professionals currently engaged in decolonization work as they discuss what it means to move towards an indigenization framework. Panelists, who span the gamut from seasoned staff to emerging professionals, will consider a range of questions such as: What is the difference between decolonization and indigenization? Who is engaged in this work? Are there good national or international models? And what are the implications for both museum policy and practice?