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Rooted. Resilient. Responsive.

He haliʻa aloha ke hohoʻi nei. Ke ʻaʻaliʻi kū makani i ke kilihune ua.

E Aloha ‘Āina Kākou

Welina! Welcome to the Native Hawaiian Place of Learning Advancement Office at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa). Our office is committed to fostering a rooted, resilient, and responsive community that advances UH Mānoa as a Native Hawaiian Place of Learning – grounded in aloha ‘āina – so that the sustainable practices deeply rooted in Hawai‘i can live on for the many generations yet to come.

We describe a Native Hawaiian place of learning in two parts:

  • A place that is responsive to NH well-being (including NH students, employees, communities, and ‘āina) AND
  • A place that is reflective of Hawaiian language, history, and culture for ALL people to learn, grow, connect, and heal from

We believe this work starts with these three pathways:

Aʻo Pathway.


Learning from one another

Alu Pathway.


Connecting with each other

ʻAuamo Pathway


Working together

You may wonder about the terms “Native Hawaiian Place of Learning” and “Aloha ‘Āina.” Within the context of UH Mānoa these terms are related and have grown over time. Learn more about the genealogy of these terms at UH Mānoa.

Institutional Reports

UH Mānoa Strategic Plan

Read the Mānoa 2025: Our Kuleana to Hawaiʻi and the World

UH Mānoa Accreditation

Explore the WSCUC Institutional Report

Upcoming Events

Not all of the events listed here are from our office, however, we want to recognize them as events that contribute to our journey of becoming a Native Hawaiian place of learning.

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