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Na Honua Mauli Ola

By Native Hawaiian Education Council

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Title: Na Honua Mauli Ola  
Author: Native Hawaiian Education Council
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, General Works (Periodicals, Series, idexes, Almanacs, etc.), Hawaii School Education
Collections: Authors Community, Education
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Publisher: Hale Kuamo'o
Member Page: Hale Kuamoʻo Hawaiian Language Center


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Hawaiian Education Council, B. N. (2002). Na Honua Mauli Ola. Retrieved from

Language is the fiber that binds us to our cultural identity. The UH Hilo College of Hawaiian Language, Ka Haka Ula O Keelikolani was established in 1997 by the Hawaii State Legislature to “serve as a focal point for the states efforts to revitalize the Hawaiian language through teacher training, undergraduate and graduate study of Hawaiian, community outreach, research and testing, use of technology, national and international cooperation, and the development of liberal education in Hawaiian for future generations of Hawaiian speakers. ” Named in honor of Ruth Keelikolani Keanolani Kanahoahoa, the 19th century high chiefess known for her strong advocacy of Hawaiian language and culture, the College models its operation primarily through an indigenous language. Building upon the vast repository of traditional knowledge passed down through generations, the College seeks to develop an academic curriculum emphasizing language acquisition, linguistics, traditional culture and education programs which are culturally responsive to the needs of the Hawaiian medium learning environment, and support a network of community outreach programs that benefit all those interested in Hawaiian language and culture. Its primary focus is the provision, support, and modeling of a full infant-to-doctoral system of high quality education through Hawaiian language with outreach to Native Hawaiians and other indigenous peoples worldwide. Together with its consortium partner named in its founding legislation, the Aha Punana Leo, the College is the primary provider of Hawaiian language medium curriculum, videography, computer technology, and teacher education in the State of Hawaii. Its pioneering work in Hawaiian language revitalization and outreach to other indigenous peoples has been recognized in both the national and international press.

There will be a culturally enlightened Hawaiian nation, there will be a Hawaiian nation enlightened. The Native Hawaiian Education Council (NHEC) was established by Congress in 1994, and reauthorized as part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Public Law 107-110, Title VII, Part B, also known as the Native Hawaiian Education Act. Among other things, this act authorizes the Secretary of Education to make a direct grant to the Education Council to coordinate the educational and related services and programs available to Native Hawaiians; to assess the extent to which such services and programs meet the needs of Native Hawaiians, and collect data on the status of Native Hawaiian education; to provide direction and guidance, through the issuance of reports and recommendations, to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies in order to focus and improve the use of resources for Native Hawaiian education, and serve, where appropriate, in an advisory capacity; and to make direct grants, if such grants enable the Education Council to carry out the duties as prescribed by the Act. The NHEC is a twenty-five member, statewide council consisting of volunteers from Hawaiian organizations, educational institutions, community members and organizations, and seven Native Hawaiian Education Island Council (NHEIC) subsidiaries representing the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau. The Council is deeply appreciative of the financial and other assistance generously provided by the U. S. Congress, the U. S. Department of Education, the Hawaii congressional delegation, the Hawaiian community, and its many partners committed to the improvement of educational services and programs for Native Hawaiians.

Table of Contents
Preface. 11 -- Acknowledgements. 15 -- Na Honua Mauli Ola Guidelines. 17 -- Guidelines for Learners. 21 -- Guidelines for Educators. 33 -- Guidelines for Schools and Institutions. 45 -- Guidelines for Families. 55 -- Guidelines for Communities. 65 -- Na Honua Mauli Ola Action Plan. 77 -- Programs and Organizations Glossary. 79 -- Hawaiian Glossary. 81 -- English Glossary. 87 -- References. 89 --


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