The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is a Hawaiian place of learning.
Hanakahi Council advocates for and advises on the advancement of Hawaiian students, faculty, staff, and culture throughout the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
Who We Are
The Hanakahi Council is a campus-based caucus group of faculty and staff who are Native Hawaiian or associated with campus programs, colleges, or departments in Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian language, or Hawaiian education or targeted to serve Native Hawaiian students.
The general membership meets monthly and the executive representatives meet monthly with the UH Hilo Chancellor to discuss issues and/or topics that may impact access or success Native Hawaiians at UH Hilo.
The Hanakahi Council represents UH Hilo at the system-wide level as an active member of the Pūkoʻa Council.
Hanakahi Council has three strategic goals:
- Lead the transformation of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo as a Hawaiian place of learning;
- Advocate for the advancement and leadership of Hawaiian students, faculty, and staff;
- Strengthen Hanakahiʻs collaborative voice, advisement to administration, and capacity through mentorship.
To advance Hanakahi strategic goals, the following committees were formed.
- Protocols (with sub-committees on Naming, Commencement, and Hoʻokipa)
- Legislative Tracking
UH System Initiatives
- Hawaiʻi Papa o Ke Ao (2011)
- UH System Performance Measures (2009-2012)
- University of Hawaiʻi System Strategic Plan 2002-2010
- Pūkoʻa 2005 Report (2006)
- Kaʻū Task Force Report (1986)
UH Hilo Initiatives
Native Hawaiian Student Services
- UH System Native Hawaiian Student Programs Directory (2013)
- UH Mānoa Native Hawaiian Student Services Assessment Project (2000)