On behalf of the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu, it is with profound reflection that we offer up this Hōʻoia ʻĀina, this Land Acknowledgement, acknowledging Hawaiʻi as an indigenous space whose original people are today identified as Native Hawaiians.
The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu aligns with the University of Hawaiʻi’s commitment to foster the wellbeing of all our students within an indigenous lens through academic and social processes throughout a ten-campus, system-wide transformation we call Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao.
With much aloha, I, Maenette K. P. Ah Nee-Benham, Chancellor at our UH West Oʻahu campus – offer up this Land Acknowledgement to welcome all gathered in this ahupuaʻa we call Honouliuli in the moku of ʻEwa, within the mokupuni of Oʻahu
This is Hawaiʻi nei.
Anoʻai ke aloha.