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Bernice Akamine

American artist and Hawaiian rights activist


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Bernice A. Akamine is an American artist and Hawaiian rights activist. Her visual art has taken multiple forms, including glass and feathers, and she teaches traditional Hawaiian art techniques such as the creation of kapa cloth and natural dyeing using Hawaiian plants. Akamine is an advocate for Indigenous land rights, using her artwork to bring attention to the colonial invasion of Hawaii and its continued effects on the native Hawaiian population.

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Public co-educational research university and flagship University of Hawaiʻi system

Central Washington University

Regional, comprehensive public university in Ellensburg, Washington, U.S.