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Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua

Noe is a Kānaka Maoli, born and raised on Oʻahu. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science, who teaches courses in Indigenous and Native Hawaiian politics. Her research focuses on Indigenous social movements, education, and futures. Her books include The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School; A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land and Sovereignty; and The Value of Hawaiʻi, 2. Noe serves on the non-profit boards of the Hui o Kuapā (responsible for restoring Keawanui fishpond on Molokaʻi) and the Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy. She is committed to the ethical practice of aloha ʻāina.

Interests: water, food, energy, indigenous wisdom, social justice

UN SDG’s: SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 5 Gender Equality, SDG 11 Sustaianble Cities & Communities, SDG 13 Climate Action, SDG 16 Peace & Justice


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