Native Hawaiian Education Summit planned for July 20-21

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June 2, 2015

Native Hawaiian Education Summit planned for July 20-21
Registration is open for a focused discussions around the future of educating Native Hawaiian students.


Honolulu, Hawai‘i— The purpose of the 2015 Native Hawaiian Education Summit is to bring together educators and practitioners who have a vested interest in the education of students throughout Hawai‘i and in particular, those of Hawaiian ancestry.

Keaomālamalama—the 2015 Native Hawaiian Education Summit—will take place over two days from July 20-21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ka‘iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Campus.

The summit is an opportunity for attendees to interact with speakers, panelists, and peers from various entities, and make decisions and recommendations on topics related to the forward movement of Hawaiian education.

Last year, summit participants ratified two goals—to advance ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i expectations and practices and to actualize and increase the use and practice of ‘ike Hawai‘i. Both goals will be used to reinforce the vision that in 10 years, kānaka will thrive through the foundation of Hawaiian language, values, practices and wisdom of our kūpuna and new ʻike to sustain abundant communities.

This year’s summit will look at three major objectives:

  • Recapping the 2014 Summit—commitments to fulfilling the goals
  • Gauging the progress toward achieving the goals—‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i and ‘Ike Hawai‘i
  • Focusing attention on targeted future work (e.g. language, leadership, assessment and data) that will help to propel the two goals forward

Keaomālamalama is open to educators and those interested in advancing Hawaiian education across the pae ‘āīna o Hawai‘i nei and beyond. Teachers and educational assistants, school leaders and district educational staff, legislators and educational policy makers, as well as representatives from community organizations, school systems and non-profits who work in the arena of educating students in Hawai’i—and even parents and students themselves—should join us for lively discussions on Hawaiian educational topics.

Summit registration and more information is now available at For additional questions, contact Dr. Walter Kahumoku III at

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Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools operates a statewide educational system enrolling over 6,900 students of Native Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O`ahu, Maui and Hawai`i and 30 preschools statewide. Over 41,000 additional learners and caregivers are served each year through a range of other Kamehameha Schools outreach programs, community collaborations and financial aid opportunities in Hawai`i and across the continental United States. Income generated from its endowment portfolio of Hawai`i real estate and other investments funds the Schools’ educational mission. More information can be found at


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