Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force
The Chancellor has committed the campus to implementing an action plan whereby we can truly make Mānoa a Hawaiian place of learning. To do this, a representative task force of Native Hawaiian scholars and educators, co-led by Dean Maenette Benham, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, and Dean Noreen Mokuau, Myron P. Thompson School of Social Work, was tasked to collectively develop a report that
- recognizes programs that perpetuates Hawaiian language and culture
- identifies strengths, gaps and challenges in current programming; and
- recommends actions and resources needed to support the strategic directive of Native Hawaiian Advancement.
The task force met for the first time in August 2011.
Open Forum Conversations
A series of open forum conversations were then held:
- Monday, December 12, 2011, 2:00 - 3:30pm, Henke Hall 109
- Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 2:00 - 3:30pm, Student Focused Forum, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Room 202
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 9:00-10:30am, TBA
- Thursday, December 15, 2011, 10:00-11:30am, JABSOM, MEB Auditorium
This website is to provide administration, faculty, staff, students and community partners up-to-date information on the work of the Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force (NHATF).