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Malia Nobrega-Olivera

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).

David Keola

David Keola is the HSHK Administrative Officer. He oversees the overall fiscal/administrative operations of the school.  He graduated from Nanakuli High and Intermediate School in 1983. Shortly after graduating from high school he participated in the College Opportunities Program here at the University of Hawaii and enrolled at the university in the Fall of 1983.  In 1989 he graduated from the university with a BBA in Accounting. In 1990 he was hired as a fiscal officer at the School of Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). There he managed the fiscal operations of the Oceanography Department and Marine Geochemistry and Geology Division for seventeen years. In 2007, he accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer  here at Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

Jonathan Osorio


Dr. Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio is Dean of Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. Dr. Osorio received his PhD in History from the University of Hawaiʻi. At Kamakakūokalani, he has developed and taught classes in history, literature, law as culture, music as historical texts, and research methodologies for and from indigenous peoples. His recent publications include The Value of Hawaiʻi: Knowing the Past and Shaping the Future, which he co-edited and authored, and Dismembering Lāhui: A History of the Hawaiian Nation to 1887. He is also a composer and singer and has been a Hawaiian music recording artist since 1975.

Office Phone: 808-956-0980
Office Fax:  808-956-0411
Office Location:  Spald 454
Department Name: Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

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