Resisting Exile in the Homeland : He Mo' Oleno No La'ie
American Indian Quarterly
Embedded in the history of the LDS Church in La'ie is a tension between an Indigenous sense of place and the introduction of Western notions of land as private property. This relationship is further complicated in La'ie because the majority of the Kanaka Maoli who live there are members of the church. I use two complementary stories about this place to reframe the tension between indigeneity and modernity, a tension that too often is represented in academically based scholar- ship as irreconcilable, although in lived experience it makes perfect sense.