We, the Kanaka Maoli, the Native people of Hawaiʻi, are unique by virtue of our ancestral ties to the ʻāina, our history,language, culture, knowledge and spirituality. The Nālimakui Council, representing Kanaka Maoli within the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu, envisions a University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu committed to the empowerment, advancement and self-determination of Kanaka Maoli, through distinctly Hawaiian instruction, research and service. Therefore, Nālimakui Council promotes the superior development of all aspects of Kanaka Maoli identity, including a pono spiritual, intellectual, cultural, economic and social well-being.
The purpose of the Nālimakui Council of the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu is to provide a formal, independent voice and organization through which the Native Hawaiian faculty, administrators, and students of the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu can participate in the development and interpretation of systemwide policy and practice as it relates to Native Hawaiian programs, activities, initiatives, and issues.
“To provide a formal, independent voice and organization… as it relates to Native Hawaiian programs, activities, initiatives, and issues.”
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