University of Hawai‘i
at Mānoa

Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

Office

2540 Maile Way, Spalding 454

Contact

Email

nobrega@hawaii.edu

Phone

808-286-5461

MALIA NOBREGA-OLIVERA

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement

Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

About

Malia Nobrega-Olivera is from Hanapēpē Valley, Kona, Kauaʻi. She is currently the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement and also the Director of a program called Loli Aniau, Makaala Aniau (LAMA) (Climate Change, Climate Alert). Malia is a Native Hawaiian educator, kumu hula, salt maker, cultural practitioner, film maker, community organizer, and advocate of indigenous rights at all levels – locally, regionally, and internationally. Her experiences demonstrate her commitment to her people, language, and culture and to indigenous peoples worldwide. Ms. Nobrega-Olivera’s advocacy work has taken her to various international meetings such as the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).