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Newsletter 11/16/2020
Welina ke aloha from Native Hawaiian Student Services

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Welina mai kākou,
We are nearing the end of the semester and hope that everyone is doing well this month. Lots of holidays around the corner! From Makahiki to Lā Kūʻokoʻa to Christmas and everything in between – we hope you finish the semester strong! If you feel like youʻre in any trouble or have issues, please do not hesitate to ask NHSS for help! We will make sure to direct you where is best should we not be able to help.
Mahalo to those who were able to attend our Bookshelf Season three this semester. We look forward to planning our next semester of presentations for all of you. We also have one more workshop for our Moʻomanaʻo Series around Art Journaling with Presley Ah Mook Sang, Hōkū Cody & Joy Enomoto. More information for the workshop is below.
NHSS is wrapping up our Moolah fo’ Kula Financial Aid Series these next two weeks. We have a special hana hou Moolah 4 Kula workshop on Tuesday, November 24th with NHSS & Nā Pua Noʻeau for our high school students & ʻohana. Please share with friends or family interested! And make sure to register by 11/18. More info below. Should you folks feel like taking a break from your school work or everything else you are doing in life, join us from 12-2pm for our last Koko Aʻe Life Skills for Student Wellness series for this semester is happening this week with “Hoʻomaha: Re-juice or be juiced” with Ulu Oliva. Join us on our NHSS Student Support Zoom this Friday, 11/13 at 11am. For more info, visit our Instagram!
Please click here to direct you to our running list of scholarships and financial aid opportunities. This list will be updated throughout the school year as we receive updates from the many scholarships available. Please check back ever so often to see the updates.
NHSS remains committed to supporting the academic success and well being of our haumāna. Please refer to details in our “Native Hawaiian Student Services COVID-19 Support for Students Plan” for information on programs, services and opportunities available this Fall. And although our physical offices will remain closed until further notice, we will continue to host daily virtual office hours Monday-Friday from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. Here you can meet with NHSS staff to learn more about program opportunities, share concerns, or seek help with guidance towards other student support resources.
Visit our Linktree, where you will find the most updated information like our Newsletter and our Walk-in Support Zoom info. Should you have any questions on how to contact us, please feel free to email us as well! Click here to visit our Linktree.
Should you have any questions or need support, please contact us via email at
Ke aloha ʻāina,
Native Hawaiian Student Services


Moʻomanaʻo: Art Journaling

In Extraordinary Times, We Tell Our Stories


art journalingJoin us for our final Moʻomanaʻo workshop of 2020 where we will learn the practice of art journaling. If you think you’re “not an artist” then this workshop is especially for you. Art journaling is a visual method of documenting your life, processing your thoughts and emotions, working through your studies or field work, and more. Our three guest art journalers will each work us through two methods they use in art journaling and participants will walk away with six pages started in their art journals. Presley Ah Mook Sang is a Kumu ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi at UHM and creator of children’s Hawaiian language learning materials. She will share methods of art journaling that bring focus and help to process thoughts. Hōkū Cody is alumna of the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and will share how she uses art journaling to develop her sketching skills and to supplement her conservation field work. Joy Enomoto is a graduate of UHM’s Art department and brings a trained artist approach to her art journaling. Click here to register.
The first 40 students to register will receive an art journal and supplies in the mail. Those who receive supplies must attend or will no longer qualify to receive supplies or prizes for future workshops.

Moolah 4 Kula Financial Aid Series

with Native Hawaiian Student Services | Sign up below!

Moolah 4 Kula Flyer Hana HouNeed help finding money to pay for school? Well it’s that time of year again to start applying for scholarships and your FAFSA 2021-2022. Join the Native Hawaiian Student Services & Nā Pua Noʻeau as we host our hana hou Moolah 4 Kula middle & high school presentation for students & ʻohana. This presentation will go over a handful of opportunities from Free Application for Federal Student Aid to Hawaiian and community scholarships, and helpful tips and advice when applying for scholarships or funding.
Register for your workshop at by November 18th and we will send you a special package to join us on the 24th!
For inquiries contact Kinohi Gomes at

Hoʻomālamalama Workshops

Sponsored by NHSS Kamakakūokalani Student Scholar Space To register, click here


Ho_om_lamalama Workshops FlyerHo’omālamalama workshops are designed to support student success and wellbeing. There are three types of workshops being offered virtually on Zoom this fall.
Art party workshops are an opportunity for students to social and relieve their stress through art. On October 31 join us for Halloween themed coloring and a movie. December 4 will be a Lā Kū’oko’a painting party. This will be the only workshop with a deadline to register.
Quick Cooking workshops are all about easy recipes that students can make during short breaks between classes. On October 13 learn some recipes to make in your microwave. November 10 will focus on rice pot cooking, followed by Christmas treats on December 8.
Mindful Meditation workshops are an opportunity for students to learn a little about free meditation resources available online to help care for your mental health and to practice a short meditation together. October 7 will be about insight and gratitude meditations. On November 4 we’ll go through some calmness and relaxation meditations. The final workshop on December 9 will be all about stress and anxiety relief.
To register for any of the workshops, RSVP by clicking on the button below.
Sponsored by Native Hawaiian Student Services Kamakakūokalani Student Scholar Space.
For special accommodations due to a disability or for more information contact Ululani Oliva,

Kipapa educator resources Ma ka hana ka ʻike. ʻAʻole ili wale mai ma muli o ka ʻiʻini.
Knowledge comes through action, not through mere desire.
Hawaiian knowledge is more accessible now than it’s been in over a hundred years and that valuable knowledge, the legacy of centuries, is empowering for Hawaiʻi today. It takes action. Awaiāulu has dedicated years to reclaiming historical knowledge but to reconnect that knowledge to people takes integrated effort ­— researchers, translators, curriculum developers and teachers can work together to put these resources into the hands of students, families, and the entire community.
Dedicated to bridging knowledge from the past to the present, Awaiāulu has assembled years of translated Hawaiian language resources, a cadre of translators and historical researchers, curriculum developers, graphic artists, and web designers—a small army of doers—to transport this material across the bridge and share it with teachers and learners everywhere. We can reintegrate Hawaiian knowledge today in ways that are easy, enjoyable and reliable. Come join us! Ma ka hana ka ʻike, by doing it there’s a lot of learning to be had.
The Bookshelf, a live webinar series designed and developed by NHSS, attempts to bridge community to UH Mānoa by showcasing Hawaiian faculty & their research and sharing their ʻike with our lāhui but this season we decided to host our community organizations & scholars! This special Community presentation with Awaiaulu will stream this Sunday, Nov. 1st at 4pm via Zoom and Facebook live. For more information and to RSVP for this webinar, click here.
Missed our past Bookshelf presentations? Click here to watch them on our Facebook page!

Koko ae lifeskills for student wellness banner

Koko Aʻe: Life Skills for Student Wellness Series


3 weeds 3 seed methodical daily tasking for busy bees

Introducing Koko A’e: Life Skills for Student Wellness – a mid day workshop series, led by NHSS staff that tackles student wellness one little piece at a time.
The challenge for students to stay on top of their studies and mental health is real. In many ways, these struggles are only compounded by the pandemic.
Each week, the Koko A’e workshop will share tangible, manageable actions that students can take to regain and maintain a sense of power over their studies and lives.
Koko A’e will be held from 12-1pm in a breakout room during our daily NHSS drop-in virtual office hours. And one topic will be covered multiple times per week to accommodate class schedules. Second presentation up this week – “(UN) #FML” with Cameron Grimm and ʻIlima Long starting with the discussion: is kuleana killing us?
Check out the flyer, pick a day that works for your schedule and lock it in now. You won’t regret it. Bring a friend. The one you do everything but homework with. Join us by clicking here.
Note: these workshops are meant to share skills and talk-story about strategies for organization and basic mental health. They are not meant or qualified to address serious mental health problems such as severe depression or severe anxiety. Please do reach out to us if you need help with these issues or consider contacting the UHM Counseling Center.


Ua Ao Hawaiʻi – Free Hawaiian Language Classes

Sponsored by ASUH & Hawaiʻinuiākea
Every Monday 5:30pm-pau HST via Facebook


E Ao I Ka Olelo Hawaii flyer

Join our favorite kumu ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi every MONDAYS from 5:30pm-pau on Facebook live on the KTUH, Hawaiʻinuiākea & NHSS Facebook pages.
These classes are FREE and open to the community, so please share with your ʻohana! For questions or more information, email or visit their website by clicking here.

Ke Welo Mau Nei: Nā Poke Wikiō o Nā Loea Haku Mele

Sponsored by Ka Waihona A Ke Aloha me Kawaihuelani
Ke Welo Mau Nei Fall 2020 Flyer _5mb_Mahalo ia Ka Waihona A Ke Aloha me Kawaihuelani a me na haumana mele i ka hoolala ana i neia wahi papahana. He kipa a he launa keia ma o ka enehana lolo uila a he mau poke wikio no hoi e hoolele ia ai.
E leka uila wale maiā Kumu Keawe ( ina hoihoi oukou i ka ZUI pu mai no Ke Welo Mau Nei a hoouna aku i ka lou me ka helu huna.

Mahiʻai: Our Farming is Our Stewardship, because our Resources are our Relatives Presentation with Kapōmaikaʻi Stone

November 9th, 2020 at 6pm | Click here to join


mahiai our farming is out stewardship because out resources are our relatives Join in on the conversation about Hawaiian food systems and how they are indeed also our stewardship practices for our place. Hawaiian agriculture and aquaculture practices are how we grow food, while growing the abundance of our ecosystems. Creating an ultra efficient, win-win food producing, abundance enhancing system for the entire Web of Life.
Listen and share on how these systems reflect our world view of our resources as really our fellow relatives. It is this genius of our ancestral ways that can help restore equity to our social systems while restoring health to our ecosystems. Livestream of this presentation will be available on the HK West Maui Community Fund Facebook page.


Ua lehulehu a manomano ka ʻikena a ka Hawaiʻi
Great and numerous is the knowledge of the Hawaiians
ʻŌlelo Noʻeau 2814 (Na Pukuʻi)

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