Three LIS faculty join inaugural Hulihia: Indigenizing the Social Sciences Curriculum cohort

LIS faculty members Meera Garud, Rich Gazan and Andrew Wertheimer were part of the first cohort of Hulihia: Indigenizing the Social Sciences Curriculum, along with Social Sciences instructors and faculty members Sanoe Burgess, Steven Bond-Smith and Subhashni Raj. Led by Kamakana Aquino, Hui ʻĀina Pilipili Coordinator for the College of Social Sciences, participants met weekly during the Spring 2023 semester in the LIS space to discuss and reflect on readings by Native Hawaiian researchers, culminating in a Hōʻike where each participant shared how they would change a specific course assignment to be more reflective of our place in Hawaiʻi. Hulihia refers to overturning, upheaval and transformative change, and the cohort experience contributes to our goal of becoming a Native Hawaiian place of learning.

Mahalo Kamakana and Graduate Assistant Kawena Kapahua for creating an inspiring experience that we look forward to bringing into the LIS curriculum!