2017 NHEA Convention Highlights



FROM 4:30 – 6:00 PM IN HALE AʻO 101/102


2017 NHEA Educator of the Year


Manuel Cabral began serving as Chancellor of Leeward Community College on June 1, 2008 after serving as Interim Chancellor since March 2007. Cabral worked for 28 years at Leeward Community College in various capacities including faculty senate vice chair, chair of the Leeward Community College Campus Council, and for 19 years as the mathematics and science division chair.

Cabral earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and French from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a master’s degree in mathematics from Indiana University.

He has been recognized for his excellence in teaching and leadership with the University of Hawai’i Board of Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award and the Outstanding Leadership Award of the National Community College Division Chair Academy.

2017 Convention Workshops Preview


Nā Hopena Aʻo: Perspectives from the Classroom
The HĀ project manager will provide a brief overview of the HĀ framework and policy development process as well as an update on learnings from the first year of the pilot. Teachers from Kapolei High School and Kahakai Elementary will share their moʻolelo and perspectives from the classroom on lessons learned from being early adopters and implementers.
Kumu Joan Lewis & Kevin Argueta

Pena Kiʻi i Keahiakahoe
Lets learn to observe and paint one of our most famous mountains, Keahiakahoe. Participants will be introduced to Mo’olelo and Mele of our area and create a unique work of art they can take home.
Joseph Yoshida & Gus Cobb-Adams

Wahine Hawaiʻi: Weaving Intelligence, Kūʻe-ness, and Grit to Get a Doctorate
While indicators suggest a large increase of Native Hawaiians earning degrees and certificates throughout the U.H. system, Hawaiian women still face the daunting challenge of balancing the needs of their families, work, and personal well-being. Yet, many wahine not only accomplish the mission impossible–becoming kauka–but produce an amazing array of new knowledge that supports continued improvements for our lāhui. This panel discussion is anchored in three fundamental questions: 1) What barriers do Hawaiian women face as they navigate higher education in pursuit of their doctorate degree? 2) What strategies, mindsets, and approaches enable Hawaiian females to conduct and report on research about their communities? 3) What messages do these five women have for others, particularly of their gender, about the process of attaining a doctorates?
Walter Kahumoku III, Lei Aken, Camille Hampton, Chelsea Keehne, Kealohi Reppun & Loke Wahinekona, Lauli’a Ah Wong

Kukulu ka hale: Building community through laulima
It takes a community to build a hale, and in building the hale together you fortify your community. We would like to lead demonstrations on how to build hale. These demonstrations can serve as professional development, cultural experience and self mastery.
Kumu Francis Sinenci, Alaka’I Walter Wong, Kainoa Holt, Kalawaia Moore, Kara Tukuafu, Kaina Makua, Peleke Flores, Eric Matanane, Tiana Henderson & Scott Garlough

Kahili pa’a lima
Learn the art of feather making in the hand held kahili style.
Tuti Kanahele

Waiākea High School Early College
Through collective action and sequenced-learning, Waiākea High School and Liliʻuokalani Trust have partnered to deliver a dynamic Early College Program that parallels contextual learning with rigor in an indigenous setting. Reflective of Hawaiʻi Island’s identity, Waiākea High School’s Early College Program focuses on the diversities of our youth, and their contributions to the wealth and synergy of a healthy community.
Kawika Urakami

Kupe’e Lima Laulaha
Learn to make a simple lauhala bracelet from one strip of Lau. Great for age groups 8 years and older.
Leina’ala Kai

Learn to weave a simple anklet or bracelet using natural cordage. Teachable to most age groups 8 years and older.
Noweo L. Kai

Lauoho Kui
Take a piece of pre-cut wood and design your own hair pick.
Keola Chan