My local council and residence, resides from the traditional land owners of the Woiwurrung language known as the Wurundjeri tribe, which belongs to one of the five language groups forming the Kulin Nation. Wurundjeri siting’s that have been linked to include ‘isolated artefacts and low density artefact scatters’ within their
Indigenous tourism is a key element of our protected area estate’s existing, which is a potential tourism offer. Many Aboriginals come and see their cultural site. Uluru is cultural as it’s a living cultural landscape that of which is considered sacred to the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people. These people are the traditional owner of the Uluru-kata Tjuta national park.
Trask is able to use logos to prove how tourism has affected the Hawaiian culture. Trask refers to Hawaii as a “She” who “Rubs off” on the visitor with her magical presence. The beauty of Hawaii is used as an escape from “Rawness and violence” for most Americans though, Trask mentions that the land has a “Western sexual sickness” (Trask 1993). “Of course, all this hype is necessary to hide the truth about tourism, the awful exploitative truth that the industry is the major cause of environmental degradation, low wages, land dispossession, and the highest cost of living in the United States” (Trask 1993). Trask says that the areas of Hawaii which were “sacred” to the Hawaiian’s have now been turned into top of the line hotels. The beaches that were once full of fishermen and their nets are used for recreational activities like surfing getting a tan and jet skiing. On most of the beaches owned by resorts, the beaches are reserved for hotel residences only. In the essay, Trask gives the readers logos as to how tourism is changing the land. For example, thirty years ago the ratio of Hawaiians outnumbered the tourist 2:1. Today,
I. Summary This paper will provide information on the volcanoes of Hawaii, where it is known to be the home of one of the world’s largest volcanic islands, merely second to Iceland. It is not just the beautiful landscapes and wildlife that spark the interest to this particular area, but the uniqueness of the Hawaiian volcanoes and islands themselves are what make the area so significant. There will be information spanning from the history of the origin of the islands to how Hawaii must adjust to the volcanic hazards in order to keep the area livable. With these ideas in mind, I will first address background information on the area and set the scene as to what makes this area so special. Then I will transition to the history of how the
Reclaiming of language also contributes to the reclaiming of land. Nowadays, tourism weighs heavily upon the shoulders of the Natives. By using the lure of beautiful sandy beaches, exotic foods and language, and stereotypes of dancers in grass skirts companies are able to attract tourists from all over the world. According to Trask, “Hawai’i suffers six and a half million tourists annually, over 30 visitors for every Native Hawaiian” (50). This overwhelming number drastically outweighs the number of Hawaiians, and creates overpopulated areas as well as outrageous increases in the cost of
Haleakala National Park Today I arrived at Haleakala National Park to visit for two days. This island is located on the east side of Maui, Haleakala is 33,233 acres. Haleakala means, “House of the Sun” in Hawaiian. Every year Haleakala has over 1.4 million visitors. This year I am one of the lucky visitors to explore this National Park. Made up of a volcano, mountains and beaches this is going to be an adventure so I’m keeping a journal about my adventure at Haleakala National Park. The park is divided into two areas, the summit and coastal Kipahulu area. I will journal about the elevation of the summit and the coastal area Kipahulu.
Hawaii and Tourism Hawaii is located in the central Pacific Ocean; it is one of the many islands in Polynesia. It is composed of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui and the Island of Hawaii, the island of Hawaii being the largest island of the eight (see attached map). According to the census bureau, as of 2014, Hawaii ‘s population is approximately 1,419,561 with Native Hawaiians forming only 10% of the population; in order to be considered a Native Hawaiian you must have one native great-grandparent (2014 United States Census Bureau). Hawaii’s official languages are English and Hawaiian. Hawaii was first occupied by people coming from the Marquesas Islands approximately 1500 years ago followed by people from Tahiti. In 1778 Captain Cook arrived in Hawaii finding approximately 300,00 Hawaiians there. In the 1850’s Hawaiians worked in sugar cane plantations. In 1983 Queen Liliuokalani was deposed and in 1900 Hawaii became a United States Territory. Fifty-nine years later, in 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. Tourism plays a huge role in Hawaii’s culture; it is a big part of its economy and social life. This paper will be discussing Hawaii’s tourism and it’s effects.
Around the world, there are many Indigenous groups having practiced their own traditional cultures. Through the history and following globalisation, traditional cultures have gradually disappeared. For example, in Japan, there are Ainu people had established their own culture, but they were assimilated to Japanese culture because of the annexation to Japan in the mid-1800s. Therefore, until recently, they have used the Japanese language and been educated and lived as Japanese. However, there are many traditional cultures which have still practiced over the time. Those existing cultures may be more significant than those cultures that have disappeared. Particularly, Indigenous performing arts tend to be survived over the time and actively protected to preserve. This essay will argue that Indigenous dance and chant have had significant roles to Indigenous people in many aspects. Firstly, this essay will examine hula’s several roles among the Hawaiian culture and society in the past and current. Secondly, it will focus on the relationship between haka and the Maori’s mentality and spirituality over the time. Finally, it will investigate Ainu chant, yukar, and its particular changes of importance to the Ainu.
The sacred places of Hawaii have religious, historical and cultural significance. They have seen the births of numerous kings and have been the sites of many events throughout the island's history. Many sacred sites include shrines or temples (heiau), petroglyphs (ki'i pohaku), stacked stone (pohaku) and other historical remains. One such site is the Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site in Hawaii.
The presence of hotel casinos in Hawaii will deteriorate and draw away from the beauty and the culture of the islands that visitors come to see. Year-round warm climate and the inviting outdoors of the playful ocean and mountainous scenery attract people to the tropics of Hawaii. Along with this, another
The aim of the program is that the “Council will promote cultural awareness through print, web, mobile web-app, film, social media and events” (Vicgovau, 2016. These various things provide different levels of cultural awareness and provides information for schools and Universities/TAFES. The Council will also work on “deepening its relationship with the Wurundjeri Council to see how cultural heritage protections can be better integrated into planning permit processes at Yarra via the Yarra Heritage Strategy 2014–2018” (Vicgovau, 2016). It is expected that within this four-year plan and if this program is successful, the Council would aim to implement this across the other local government areas. This program can also help build awareness and a background on traditional events, various traditions and the language spoken by their tribe, which is still used to this day by most aboriginals from the Wurundjeri people. The language is called Woiwurrung, which sometimes varies in pronunciation, as the language changed over time. Yarra is a vibrant loving place with a large community and is also home to significant cultural events. The diversity of the Yarra is vast and the Council does not want the aboriginal Events to fade,
Kiawah Island has held true to its award winning master plan, which is based on a deep love of and commitment to the Island's natural beauty and its wildlife. This plan has allowed an extraordinary resort - residential community to develop which
Dr. Haunani Kay-Trask, a native Hawaiian activist and former professor at the University of Hawaiʻi, discusses the misappropriation of Hawaiian culture in her report “Lovely Hula Hands: Corporate Tourism and the Prostitution of Hawaiian Culture.”
Hawaiian is unique among the fifty states, especially in regards to its native music form, which is still preformed, and captivates audiences even today. Hawaiian chanting, music, and dance are not only key parts of life on the island, but have also become cultural icons as well as profound symbols of nature and religion in Hawaii. Hawaii has a rich history, beginning with the early settlers from Polynesia who brought their traditions and religions to Hawaii. Over the years, the inhabitants took those traditions and adapted them to their new home, creating the definitive culture that, even with Western influences, still is a captivating force within the society.
Brief Maori History The Maori, “Children of Heaven”, are the indigenous people of New Zealand. It has been thought that Polynesian navigator Kupe, discovered New Zealand in 950 AD, and named the island Aotearoa, “Land of the long white cloud”.1 The Maori migrated to New Zealand from the tropical islands of