University of Hawaii at Manoa
School of Hawaiian Knowledge
The mission of the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is to pursue, perpetuate, research, and revitalize all areas and forms of Hawaiian knowledge including its language, origins, history, arts, sciences, literature, religion, and education, its laws and society, its political, medicinal, and cultural practices, as well as all other forms of knowledge.
We recognize the unique status of the Native Hawaiian people and recognize our unique connection to these forms of knowledge by encouraging, supporting, facilitating, and ensuring the incorporation of Native Hawaiians at all levels of the university.
We seek to accomplish this mission with a native Hawaiian perspective that recognizes the holistic aspects of this knowledge, its diversities, and the importance of practical applications.
Our mission is to apply this knowledge to provide service and support to the Hawaiian community, as well as extend this knowledge outward from the school and the community into the Pacific and other international domains.
Key Priority Areas
1. Inquiry Excellence: Knowledge Generation and Dissemination
2. Community Engagement & Outreach Scholarship
3. Scholarship of Teaching: Pedagogy and Practice