Kūaliʻi Activities

Current Initiatives

  • Lā Pūkoʻa: Annual event featuring Native Hawaiian programs at State Legislature. Hosted by Native Hawaiian caucus.

Increasing Native Hawaiian faculty at Mānoa

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Campus Committees

Kūaliʻi Council members ensure Native Hawaiian representation in governance and hiring.

Search Advisory Committees

PositionKūaliʻi representative
Director, Institute for Astronomy*Noe Puniwai
Vice Provost, Enrollment Management*Kuʻulei Salazar
Dean, School of NursingNalani Minton & Rosie Alegado
Director, Cancer CenterMartina Kamaka & Kuʻulei Salazar
*concluded as of 2020-2021 academic year

COVID Campus Working Teams

TeamKūaliʻi representative
Student LearningLilikalā Kameʻelehiwa
Student and Residence LifeKamakana Aquino
1st-year StudentsPunihei Lipe
ResearchHealani Chang
Business ProcessesLilikalā Kameʻelehiwa
CommunicationsMalia Nobrega-Olivera
Space Planning, Preparation, and UtilizationKahea Faria
Health and Well-BeingRosie Alegado

Kualiʻi Position Statements and Recommendations

2018: Native Hawaiian Place of Learning – Aloha ʻĀina University

2018: UH Mānoa Consortium of Native Hawaiian Place of Learning entities

Archived References

Over the past 35 years, several seminal reports have been written recommending hundreds of ways the University of Hawai‘i System and UH Mānoa can be more responsive to Native Hawaiian communities and more reflective of Indigenous Hawai‘i. The Kūaliʻi Council has been a consistent presence in advocating for institutional transformation grounded in Native Hawaiian frameworks.

UH System – 1986 Kaʻū Hawaiian Task Force Report: A report submitted to the University of Hawaiʻi on matters related to Hawaiian Studies in the University of Hawaiʻi System.

UH System – 2006 Pūkoʻa report

UH System – 2012 Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao Report: This report sets forth goals & objectives to address the higher education needs of our indigenous people – Native Hawaiians – by creating a model indigenous serving institution.

UH Mānoa: 2012 Ke Au Hou Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force Report: The charge of the Task Force was to develop a set of recommendations (goals, objectives, and activities) to fulfill the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s priority for Native Hawaiian Advancement and to ensure that UH Mānoa truly serves as a “Hawaiian place of learning” now and into the future.

UH Mānoa: 2016 Ka Hoʻokō Kuleana Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force Report: Follow up to the 2012 Task Force reports. Action plans can be found here.