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Step 2: Read the University of Hawaiʻi Native Hawaiian Reports

Becoming a Native Hawaiian Place of Learning

2a. The University of Hawaiʻi Native Hawaiian Reports

Over the past 35 years, four large 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 for all to learn, connect, and heal from. These reports form the basis of our office’s work.

  • The 1986 Kaʻū Report was written in response to the overarching question: Where are the Hawaiians in the UH system? At that time, Native Hawaiians comprised approximately five percent of all students in the UH system.
  • The 2012 Hawaiʻi Papa o ke Ao Report is a follow-up to the 1986 Ka‘ū Report and provides recommendations reflective of the updated time period.
  • The 2012 Ke Au Hou Report is the first report that focuses solely on outcomes at UH Mānoa.

When reading the University of Hawaiʻi Native Hawaiian Reports we invite you to use our reading guide provided below or accessible through the following pdf link. 

Reading Guide – UH & UHM Native Hawaiian Reports (Downloadable Word Document)

2b. Engaging with the UH NH Reports - Reading Guide

After reading each report take time to note: 

  1. What excites you?
  2. What feelings of tension are you experiencing?
  3. What is confusing?
  4. How does the report inform what you would like to do in your unit?
  5. Who might you want to be in conversation with after reading this report?
  6. Are you currently doing activities in your unit that support any of the recommendations?
    • Yes, for sure
    • No, not yet
    • Unsure
    • Other: _____

After reading and considering all four reports as a collection…

  1. What are you still wondering about?
  2. What vision might be emerging for your unit?
  3. What actions or activities are the most important for you now?
  4. What other information or data might you need to guide your next steps?
  5. You might want to visit this link regarding NH student data
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