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Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) hosted a FREE Summer Institute for Hawaiian students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2018-2019 school year. The Institute took place in Mānoa from July 9th – 13, 2018. The program aimed to expose Hawaiian high school students to Hawaiian faculty and student services programming to encourage post-secondary (college) aspirations and preparations for students, as well as increase engagement between current Hawaiian college students and prospective Hawaiian high school students.

The Institute included:
– Programming daily from 9 am – 4:30 pm
– Non-credit leadership course taught by Dr. Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua & ʻĪmaikalani Winchester
– Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea Research Project with Kapena Shim, librarian at Hamilton Library, Hawaiʻi/Pacific Collection
– Huakaʻi (field trip) to ʻAihualama, Thomas Square, Kaniakapūpū and ʻIolani Palace
– Other engagement activities to prepare participating students for a college experience grounded in Hawaiian ʻike, research, politics and history.

Leadership Course Theme:
Summer is a time for celebrating Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea! What is this uniquely Hawaiian holiday all about? Where do you find Ea in your community? Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea is about the joy of restoring our Hawaiian identity, culture, arts and political consciousness. Explore the history and present-day meaning of ka Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea through visits to significant historical sites, moʻolelo, performance, art, and a variety of ways of expressing our ea Hawaiʻi.


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