PUKO’A UH SYSTEM NATIVE HAWAIIAN ADVISORY COUNCIL
SIX YEAR PLANS 2002-2008 FOR HAWAIIANS ACHIEVING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
BY MANU KA’IAMA DIRECTOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN LEADERSHIP PROJECT
AND BY LILIKALA KAME‘ELEIHIWA DIRECTOR ON SABBATICAL KAMAKAKUOKALANI CENTER FOR HAWAIIAN STUDIES, UHM
HE PULE PALE[A prayer of protection] • NOHO ANA KE AKUA [The gods dwell] • I KA NAHELEHELE [In the forest] • I ‘ALAI ‘IA I KE KI’OHU’OHU [Hidden by the mist] • I KA UA KOKO [In the low lying rainbow]
E NA KINO MALU I KA LANI [Oh ancestors sheltered by the heavens] • MALU E HOE [Clear our path] • E HO’OULU MAI ANA ‘O LAKA [The goddess Laka inspires] • I KONA MAU KAHU [We who are her guardians] • ‘O MAKOU, ‘O MAKOU WALE NO E [We are the ones, we are the only ones]
PUKO’A NATIVE HAWAIIAN UH SYSTEM ADVISORY COUNCIL
PUKO’A DEDICATED TO INCREASING THE NUMBER OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS IN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TO 23 PER CENT, WHICH MIRRORS THE PERCERNTAGE OF HAWAIIANS IN HAWAI’I’S GENERAL POPULATION.
HAWAIIAN POPULATION TOTAL IN THE WORLD = 401,162 TOTAL IN HAWAI’I = 239,655 O’AHU COUNTY = 153,117 HAWAI’I COUNTY = 43,010 MAUI COUNTY = 30,017 KAUA’I COUNTY = 13,511
CHALLENGES FOR HAWAIIAN STUDENTS • Of 75,000 Hawaiians in DOE schools, only 5% will go to college • 50% of UHM freshman drop out within the 1st 2 years • Hawaiians are 23% of the population, but 45% of the prisons
PUKO’A VISION • We, the Känaka Maoli within the University of Hawai’i system, are the Native people of this land, unique by virtue of our ancestral ties to the ‘äina, our history, language, culture, knowledge and spirituality.
PUKO’A VISION • Püko’a envisions a University of Hawai’i committed to the empowerment, advancement and self-determination of Känaka Maoli, through distinctly Hawaiian instruction, research and service.
PUKO’A VISION • Therefore, Püko’a promotes the superior development of all aspects of Känaka Maoli identity, including a pono spiritual, intellectual, cultural, economic and social well-being. • Kamakaküokalani, March 28, 2002
PUKO’A MISSION • Increase the number of Native Hawaiian students, faculty, staff and administration in the university system to 23%, which mirrors the percentage of Hawaiians in Hawai’i’s general population.
PUKO’A MISSION 2. Promote a high standard of excellence in the study of Hawaiian language and culture.. 3. Advocate for parity for Native Hawaiians and Native Hawaiian serving programs. 4. Insure integrity in the use of funds designated for Native Hawaiians.
PUKO’A MISSION 5. Assist the university in leveraging appropriate funding for Native Hawaiian programs. 6. Increase collaboration and partnerships between the University of Hawai'i campuses.
NAMING OF THE PÜKO’A COUNCIL “He Puko’a e kani ai ka ‘Aina” - “A grain of coral eventually grows into land.”
NAMING OF THE PÜKO’A COUNCIL A more figurative interpretation is “A Coral head calling out to the Land;” coral being the first child of the male and female primordial essence and the beginning of life in the Hawaiian cosmogony.
NAMING OF THE PÜKO’A COUNCIL The UH- System Wide Native Hawaiian Council was named Püko’a for the above ÿÖlelo Noÿeau, or ancestral proverb, to describe our work at the University of Hawai’i.
NAMING OF THE PÜKO’A COUNCIL Another shorter version of that proverb is, “Püko’a Kani ÿÄina: A Hard Rock of the Land.” Said of a strong fighter who overcomes opposition but is himself impossible to overcome.
PUKO’A ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Püko'a's membership is open to the faculty and staff of the University of Hawai'i system's Native Hawaiian serving programs, and to Native Hawaiians who teach or on staff in other university programs and departments. The membership meets twice each year.
PUKO’A ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Püko'a has no elected officers and reaches decisions on policies and recommendations through its executive council, which meets every other month.
PUKO’A ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE The membership of each campus elects two representatives to the Püko'a Executive Council, providing equal representation for each campus, whether it is a community college or four-year university.
PUKO’A ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE All members can attend executive council meetings, but only the elected representatives or their proxies can vote. The executive council approves motions and policies in the traditional Hawaiian way, by consensus.
PUKO’A EXECUTIVE: UH MANOA • Lilikalä Kame'eleihiwa, Director, Kamakaküokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, • Kapä Oliveira, Instructor, Department of Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages
PUKO’A EXECUTIVE: UH HILO • Kalena Silva, Director, Ka Haka 'Ula o Ke'elikölani College of Hawaiian Language • Kalani Makekau-Whittaker, Coordinator, Kïpuka - Title III Native Hawaiian Student Support Program
PUKO’A EXECUTIVE • HAWAI'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE • Pua Kanahele, Assistant Professor, Hawaiian Studies • Kaipo Frias, Instructor, Title III Ola 'O Haloa • HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE: • Jan Petersen, Dean, Liberal Arts • Kahunawai Wright, Coordinator, Native Hawaiian Vocational Education Project
PUKO’A EXECUTIVE KAPI'OLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE • Kealalokahi Losch,Assistant Professor, Hawaiian and Pacific Island Studies • Colette Higgins, Instructor, Hawaiian and Pacific Island Studies
PUKO’A EXECUTIVE KAUA'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE • Ilei Beniamina, Assistant Professor, Student Services • Dennis Chun, Instructor, Hawaiian Studies
PUKO’A EXECUTIVE • LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE • 'Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier, Instructor, Hawaiian Language • Momi Kamahele, Instructor, Hawaiian Studies • MÄUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE • Lui Hokoana, Director, Ku'ina Program • Kï'ope Raymond, Assistant Professor, Hawaiian Studies
PUKO’A EXECUTIVE WINDWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE • Liko Hoe, Instructor, Hawaiian Language and Culture • Kalani Meinecke, Assistant Professor, Hawaiian Language and Culture
PUKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: UH MANOA • College of Education: Kerri-Ann Hewitt, Pi'ilani Ka'aloa, Moku Ka'aloa, Margie Maaka • Co-Curricular Activities, Programs & Services: Lia O'Neill Keawe • Ethnic Studies: Davianna McGregor • Hawaiian Art: Maile Andrade • Hawaiian Engineering: Kaeo Duarte, Joshua Kaÿakua
PUKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: UH MANOA • Hawaiian Language Program and Mary Kawena Pukui Hale Center for Survival and Promotion of the Hawaiian Language: Kekeha Solis, No'eau Warner, Naomi Losch, Kapä Oliveira, Keawe Lopes, Keao Nesmith, Kaliko Baker, Haili Baker, Leilani Basham, U'ilani Bobbitt, Keoki Faria, 'Ioli'i Hawkins, Keli'i Ki'ilehua, Lalepa Koga, Kawehi Lucas, Puakea Nogelmeier, Ipo Wong, Laiana Wong
PÜKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: UH MANOA • Hawaiian Music: Vicky Holt-Takamine, Iokepa DeSantos, Nola Nahulu, Noelani Zuttermeister, Peter Medeiros • Haumana Biomedical Research Program: Healani Chang • 'Ike Ao Pono: Nalani Minton • 'Imi Hö'ala Health Careers Opportunity Program: Nanette Judd • Intercollegiate Athletics: Marilyn Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano
PÜKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: UH MANOA • Kamakaküokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies: Lilikalä Kame'eleihiwa,Jonathan Osorio,Kanalu Young, Carlos Andrade, April Drexel, Mehanaokala Hind, Ku'uipo Cummings, Levon Ohai, Pömaika'i Kaniaupio-Crozier, Marvlee Naukana-Gilding, Tino Ramirez • Küle'a: Ioane Ho'omanawanui • Küali'i Council: Nainoa Thompson • Kuali’i Student Services: Kalawai'a Moore
PÜKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: UH MANOA Küle'a: Ioane Ho'omanawanui • Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence: Ben Young, Martina Kamaka • Native Hawaiian Leadership Project: Manu Ka'iama • Nä Pua No'eau Program for Gifted and Talented Hawaiian Youth: Kinohi Gomes • Political Science: Noenoe Silva, Mamo Kim • Puko’a/Kuali’i Coordinator: Kahi Brooks
PÜKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: UH HILO Ka Haka 'Ula o Ke'elikölani College of Hawaiian Language: Kalena Silva, Keiki Kawai'ae'a, Larry Kimura, Kauanoe Wilson, Pila Wilson, Niniau Kawaihae, Chad Babayan, Haunani Bernardino, Hiapo Perreira, Keola Donaghy, Keoni Kelekolio, Ku'ulei Kepa'a, Kana'e Keawe • Hawaiian Leadership Development Program: Gail Makuakane-Lundin
PÜKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: UH HILO • Minority Access and Achievement Program: Ginger Hamilton • Kïpuka - Title III Native Hawaiian Student Support Program: Kalani Makekau- Whittaker • Nä Pua No'eau Program for Gifted and Talented Hawaiian Youth: David Sing, Roberta Banks, Toni Mallow, Kalani Flores, Pearla Ha'alilo, U'ilani Lima, Ola Ropa
PÜKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: Community Colleges COMMUNITY COLLEGES CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE: Kamuela Chun HAWAI'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Pua Kanahele, Kaipo Frias, Kekuhi Kanahele, Rosemary Burnett, Terry Plunkett • HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Jan Petersen, Kahunawai Wright, Malia Gibson
PÜKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: Community Colleges • KAPI'OLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Kauka de Silva, Kealalokahi Losch, Kahi Wight, Michael Ane, 'Iwalani Tasaka, Käwika Napoleon, Colette Higgins, Kristie Souza-Malterre, Susan Nartatez, Ka'ili Chun, Chuck Souza, Dennis Kawaharada, Lisa Käna'e, Pöhaku Stone, Käwika McGuire
PÜKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: Community Colleges • KAUA'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 'Ilei Beniamina, Dennis Chun, Ka'imi Summers, Summer Helms, Kamuela Aea, Kalani Simeona, Jill Kouchi, Malia Chock, Lyra Ransone • LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 'Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier, Momi Kamahele, Lucy Gay, Randall Francisco, Tamara Watson-Wade, Pat Kamalani Hurley, Bill Souza, Milton Anderson, Kanani Baker, Patsy Lee Dudoit, Tommy Lynn Benavente, Walterbea Aldeguer, William Akama III
PÜKO'A UH STATEWIDE COUNCIL: Community Colleges • MÄUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Kï'ope Raymond, Lui Hokoana, Mikahala Helm, Kahele Dukelow, Ohua Morando, Kapulani Antonio, Virginia Pokini, Lokahi Antonio, Kimberly Helm, Hokulani Holt-Padilla • WINDWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Kalani Meinecke, Liko Hoe, Winston Kong, Kapulani Landgraf, Mark Hamasaki
PUKO’A HISTORY • During 2001, through the leadership of Dr. Kame’eleihiwa, the Manoa campus began ot hold meetings inviting all Hawaiians and Hawaiian serving programs to sit at the table and discuss how UH Manoa could better address Native Hawaiian issues. • The Kuali’i UHM Native Hawaiian Advisory Council was formed.
KUALI’I WAS A HIGH CHIEF OF O’AHU IN 1700 AD • Equally adept at administration, war & caring for the people • Unified O’ahu, Moloka’i, Kaua’i & Ni’ihau into the Northern kingdom • Built many fishponds & lo’I kalo to feed people
PUKO’A HISTORY • In May 2001, Dr. Kame’eleihiwa decided to prepare a budget request for the Kuali’I Council to present to the new President, Evan Dobelle. She submitted the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies standard request for $1.5 M, and invited other Manoa Programs to do the same. • Unfortunately, for various reasons, no other program was ready to submit their requests in time for an initial meeting with President Dobelle on July 1, 2001.
PUKO’A HISTORY • Two weeks later, many of us attended a meeting with President Dobelle where he informed us that he had $1.5 M that he could give for Hawaiian Initiatives, $500,000 up front and the remainder in the following year. • He was specifically asked “who” this money was for, and he replied since Manoa asked, Manoa would receive it. He also added,” but sharing is good.”
PUKO’A HISTORY • Subsequently, in September 2001, UH Hilo Ka Haka ‘Ula o Ke’elikolani College of Hawaiian Language was promised another $500,000. • Please see the attached spreadsheet for allocation of Dobelle Initiative funds for UHM