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SACNAS Lotería

To celebrate both the traditions of our Mexican community, our ancestors, and our Hawaiian hosts, this year’s conference features a collection of multicultural icons, inspired by many of the symbols depicted in the 2019 SACNAS artwork (seen on the conference main page) created by local Hawaiian artist Laurie Sumiye, as well as other cultural symbols. The icons were also designed to be Loteria cards, a game of chance similar to bingo. These cards and their significance are explained below.

Be sure to keep an eye out for each icon/loteria card, which can be found across the 2019 SACNAS website, email, social media, and more! Onsite you will be able to participate in a loteria game for prizes. Stay tuned for more details!

sacnista

The SACNISTA is depicted by the SACNAS logo adorned with colorful hibiscus flowers, which represent the diversity and beauty of our community.

Traveler

The Traveler is depicted by an ‘Iwa bird, which represents travel and clear directions. A red iwa bird can be found in the 2019 SACNAS artwork.

Attendee
The Attendee is depicted by a traditional calavera wearing puka shells. The Calavera (skull) is a symbol from Mexico, used to celebrate Dia De Muertos (October 31 – November 2).
planner2

The Planner is depicted by a polynesian stick chart, which were used by ancient polynesian voyagers to map islands, wind systems, and weather systems.

scholar

The Scholar is depicted by black coral, which is a living organism and the state gem of Hawai’i.

researcher
The Researcher is depicted by a brain. (We think you can figure out why)
trailblazer

The Trailblazer is depicted by a volcano, which has strong significance in the Native Hawaiian creation story, and often referred to as a symbol of resilience, adaptability, and power.

Expert
The Expert is depicted by a manta ray, which have been described to occasionally leap out of the water, symbolically bringing their experiences from below up into our sphere.
Connector
The Connector is depicted by the ocean, which connects continents, communities, and cultures all over the world.
Giver

The Giver is depicted by a Kukui nut, which comes from Hawai’i’s state tree, the Kukui Nut Tree. Due to a very high oil content, kukui nuts have many uses in Native Hawaiian culture, including being burned for light.

Storyteller

The Storyteller is depicted by a hula dancer, who uses dance as a primary form of storytelling.

Contact

Contact Us is depicted by a Kamehameha butterfly, the state insect of Hawai’i.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct is depicted by an owl, which is often referred to as a symbol of wisdom.

Conversation

The Conversation is depicted by a good old-fashioned telephone, which continues to facilitate conversation (although it looks a bit different these days!)

dreamer

The Dreamer is depicted by a colorful dreamcatcher. In the Lakota legend of the dreamcatcher, a spiritual leader has a vision in which a spider spins a web while speaking to him about the cycles of life. He says “Use the web to help yourself and your people … to reach your goals and make use of your people’s ideas, dreams and visions.”