Hawai‘inuiākea is Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, Ka Papa Lo‘i O Kānewai Cultural Garden, and Native Hawaiian Student Services. Established in 2007, Hawai‘inuiākea is the newest college on the Mānoa campus and the only indigenous college in a Research I ranked institution.
The mission of the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is to pursue, perpetuate, research, and revitalize all areas and forms of Hawaiian knowledge.





Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio


Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio has developed and teaches courses
in history, literature, law as culture, and music as historical texts. His recent
publications include The Value of Hawaiʻi: Knowing the Past and Shaping the
Future, which he co-edited and authored, and Dismembering Lāhui: A History of
the Hawaiian Nation to 1887. He includes service in his kuleana and works for
self-determination for the lāhui, and is active in the community and with his
church. During the last few years he has networked with communities across
Oceania to address problems such as seabed mining, loss of food security and
sea level rise. He is also a composer and singer and has been a Hawaiian music
recording artist since 1975.