Oceana and the Popular Imagination: Myths and Realities- Resources for Teachers and Students

Chinen, Nate. “How Moana Uses Polynesian Myths to Create a Disney Story.” Nov. 2016.

Diaz, Vicente. “Don’t Swallow (or be Swallowed by) Disney’s ‘Culturally Authenticated Moana.’” Indian Country Today Media Network.com 13 Nov. 2016.

Grandinetti, Tina. “Moana Might Be Great for Representation but It’s Not All Heartwarming for Hawaii.” The Guardian 12 Jan. 2017.

Kahakauwila, Kristiana. “This is Paradise”

Kelly, Anne Keala. “The Unflattering Cultural Poaching Of ‘Moana’ Is A Threat.” Civil Beat News 4 Oct. 2016.

Ngata, Tina. “Once Were Gardeners, Lovers, Poets… and Warriors.” The Spinoff, 26 Dec. 2018. (Video of Moana Jackson lecture included: 10 minutes long)

Trask, Haunani-Kay, “Lovely Hula Hands.” Manjioca: Uma Brasilian Feminista… 12 Sept. 2008. (Excerpted from her book, From a Native Daughter)

Further Reading:

The Moana Syllabus, by Adam Miyashiro