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Fulfill kuleana to Native Hawaiians and Hawai‘i


Model what it means to be an indigenous-serving and indigenous-centered institution: Native Hawaiians thrive, traditional Hawaiian values and knowledge are embraced, and UH scholarship and service advance all Native Hawaiians and Hawai‘i.



  • Ensure that UH supports the success of Native Hawaiians in learning, teaching, service and research across our campuses and nurtures Native Hawaiians as leaders.
  • Create opportunities for all UH students, faculty, staff, executives and regents to inform their work by learning about Hawaiian language, culture, knowledge, and the past and present impacts of colonization.
  • Play an active role in the reconciliation of injustices, advancing language parity, and improving the lives of Native Hawaiians across the islands.


  • Support the Hawai‘i Papa o Ke Ao Leadership Council in creating a detailed plan as an update to the 2012 Hawai‘i Papa o Ke Ao Report in consultation and collaboration with the Pūko‘a Council and others throughout the university. The detailed plan to achieve this imperative and these objectives will be presented to the Board of Regents within one year of the adoption of this plan.
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Last modified: January 18, 2023
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