At NHSS we are committed to supporting learning opportunities through our co-curricular programming. This includes a variety of programs which include many different mediums.

Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center

The Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center (LHRC) is part of the Kekaulike project, which is a collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Native Hawaiian Student Services and the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Hawaiian Studies department. The Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center specifically aims to meet the following goals:

  • Provide applied critical thinking dialogue for Native Hawaiian students around Hawaiʻi-focused issues,
  • Prepare Native Hawaiian students for careers in research and applied thematic content areas like education, policy, health and governance
  • Promote a Hawaiian place of learning through convening critical research opportunities
  • Promote faculty and student scholarship
  • Increase opportunities for Native Hawaiian students and faculty to present and publish their scholarship and research

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Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center Student Conference

The Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center Student Conference provides a venue for undergraduate and graduate students to present and ideate on their scholarship and research. The first conference was held in September 2017 with over 65 student presentations and over 300 attendees. The second annual conference was held on April 6 & 7, 2018 at the UH Mānoa campus.

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The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf is an online series, created to share ʻike from Hawaiian faculty here at UH Mānoa to students and community.

This project was created during the COVID 19 pandemic as a means of connecting Hawaiian faculty from UH Mānoa to the wider community via Zoom webinars that are streamed on Facebook and YouTube.

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Hawaiian Youths Abroad

After a 126 year hiatus, Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) restarted a version of the “Hawaiian Youths Abroad” program in Summer 2018. With plans for study tours in future years, the program retraced the path of our ancestors abroad to engage students in international educational experiences and training around the world in service to our lāhui and ea.

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Hawaiian Student Access & Student Success Research

Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) values learning more about our Hawaiian students in an attempt to better serve them and build a university designed to suit the needs, aspirations and goals for Hawaiian students and our broader lāhui. As such, we are interested in better understanding the connections between Hawaiian student access and success and our collective social, political and legal conditions and goals as a lāhui.

  • How do social conditions, networks, or systems contribute to Hawaiian wellbeing and student access & success?
  • What does Native Hawaiian student success mean to students, families, faculty and community?

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Hawaiians support Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter in the Hawaiian Kingdom

This page contains a collection of documents and resources to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Hale Paʻi Publication Project

The Hale Paʻi Publication Project is an activity of the department.

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