Past projects

Community Engagement and Outreach Scholarship Mini Grant Projects
Awarded and Completed

2015 Projects
Project Name- Nā Wahi Kupuna
Project Area- Education (P-20)
HSHK Faculty- Kapā Oliveira
Community Partner- ʻAoʻao o nā Loko Iʻa o Maui
Community website- http://mauifishpond.comNā Wahi Kupuna documents oral histories on the island of Maui to preserve our knowledge of the place names, histories, and traditional Kanaka fishing and gathering practices along Maui’s coastline. Kūpuna and other expert cultural practitioners have been interviewed and videotaped as they discuss their connection to and recollection of various Maui wahi pana as well as the oral histories associated with these places.
Project Name- Movement-building for Ea: A political leadership training workshop
Project Area- Education (P-20)
HSHK Faculty- Konia Freitas
Community Partner- Ke Ea Hawaiʻi charter school student governance council
Community website- for Ea: A political leadership training workshop brings UHM faculty and graduate students together with high school students and teachers from Hawaiian culture-based charter schools on various islands. The focus of the two-day workshop is to expand the youth’s capacity to engage in political issues that they deem important to their communities. The participating ʻōpio are elected leaders from eight different Hawaiian charter schools, and together they form an inter-scholastic council called Ke Ea Hawaiʻi.
Project Name- Molokaʻi Pule Oʻo: The Nation Within
Project Area- Education (P-20)
HSHK Faculty- Ron Williams
Community Partner- Hui o Kuapā
Community website-ʻi Pule Oʻo: The Nation Within addresses pertinent issues in the Molokaʻi community, both immediate and long-term. The Hawaiʻinuiākea faculty worked with Hui o Kuapā and Molokaʻi High School kumu to equip, train, and excite students to excel in both a specific school project and the larger project of life-long learning. The project challenged each individual student to “look within” – both community and self – to find the vital knowledge that links struggles of today with profound knowledge from the past. It inspired haumāna to remember what they have inside of them and the tools that their one hānau – Molokaʻi Pule Oʻo – offers them. It asked them to be the ones who write the histories of their nation that their moʻopuna will read.

Engaged Scholars Research Grant Program

2015 Project Name- Mālama Kai Hohonu: Creating a Working Group on Deep Seabed Mining in the Pacific
HSHK Faculty- Jon Osorio
Email- osorio@hawaii.eduSeabed mining will have long-lasting environmental impacts on ocean and connected ecosystem health. The sea-bed mining site that will most affect Hawaiʻi lies outside of state and federal jurisdiction. Extra-governmental solutions are needed. This project builds alliances to ensure this bio-diverse and fragile habitat is protected. The project also educates stakeholders so they can take a greater role in facilitating protection. Outcomes include policy proposals and a better informed citizenry.