21st Annual NHEA Convention


Aloha Kakou,

After you register for the conference you will be able to select workshops.  If you would like to sign up for a Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke workshop you must do so by June 12, 2020.  You may only choose one workshop per session.

If you do not want to do a Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke workshop you will receive instructions on how to access the other workshops prior to the July 3.  On the day of the conference you may decide which workshop you want to enter.

This yearʻs Educator of the year are:

Kauka de Silva is a Native Hawaiian ceramic artist and sculptor. His works express his ancestry and the Hawaiian environment through their motifs, colors, and forms and has been widely exhibited. Kauka is a professor of art at Kapi‘olani Community College and has played a vital role in increasing the number of Native Hawaiians working at the college and throughout the university system.

Kau`i Sang, Director – Office of Hawaiian Education (Hawai`i State DOE)

After an extensive recruitment process, Dawn Kau’i Sang was selected as the first Director of Office of Hawaiian Education, which now falls under the Office of the Superintendent. Sang began her career with DOE in 1997 teaching at Waimanalo and later taught at two Hawaiian Immersion schools. In 2005, she became the Educational Specialist for the Hawaiian Language Immersion (Kaiapuni) Program. Sang was actively involved in the revision of Board policies 105.7 and 105.8 and the development of Board policy E-3. A graduate of Kailua High, Kau’i earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in education from the UH-Manoa.

Malia Nobrega-Oliveira is our third Educator of the Year.

Complete this form to register with NHEA. Once registered with NHEA, you may then log in and register for the 2020 Convention.

 

Due to Covid-19, the 2020 NHEA Convention will be held virtually on Friday, July 3, 2020, from 9 to 3 pm, using the Zoom platform.  Thanks to our generous sponsors, Kamehameha Schools, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the University of Hawaiʻi, there will be no registration fee.  However, you still must register to attend. Register TODAY.

The convention theme is – Hulihia, “complete change or turned upside down” pervasive in events and issues today. The topics related to this year’s conference theme hope to encourage and advance discussions, dialogue, and awareness among educators, its partners, and interested community members.

At this year’s conference we will be honoring 3 educators who exemplify the theme Hulihia.  Each has contributed significantly to change their respective fields of education.  This years Educator’s of the Year are Professor Kauka DeSilva, Kau’i Sang, and Malia Nobrega-Olivera.  Please join us for this years NHEA conference – Hulihia!

Kauka de Silva is a Native Hawaiian ceramic artist and sculptor. His works express his ancestry and the Hawaiian environment through their motifs, colors, and forms and has been widely exhibited. Kauka is a professor of art at Kapi‘olani Community College and has played a vital role in increasing the number of Native Hawaiians working at the college and throughout the university system.

A master and leader of ceramics and sculputre, de Silva is an inspiration.  His students say that he is friendly, patient and positive, genuinely encouraging, and willingly gives hit time to them.  They add, “His ability to communicate inspires us to achieve our goals and some to pursueour student in art.”  “Kauka has touched each of our lives.  He is the essence of aloha.”  Kauka started his career in 1988 at Kapiʻolani Community College and after 32 years retired this year. 

Kauʻi Sang, Director – Office of Hawaiian Education (Hawaiʻi State DOE)

After an extensive recruitment process, Dawn Kauʻi Sang was selected as the first Director of Office of Hawaiian Education, which now falls under the Office of the Superintendent. Sang began her career with DOE in 1997 teaching at Waimānalo and later taught at two Hawaiian Immersion schools. In 2005, she became the Educational Specialist for the Hawaiian Language Immersion (Kaiapuni) Program. Sang was actively involved in the revision of Board policies 105.7 and 105.8 and the development of Board policy E-3. A graduate of Kailua High, Kauʻi earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in education from the UH-Mānoa.

Malia Nobrega-Olivera is from Hanapēpē Valley, Kona, Kauaʻi. She is currently the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement and also the Director of a program called Loli Aniau, Makaala Aniau (LAMA) (Climate Change, Climate Alert). Malia is a Native Hawaiian educator, kumu hula, salt maker, cultural practitioner, film maker, community organizer, and advocate of indigenous rights at all levels – locally, regionally, and internationally. Her experiences demonstrate her commitment to her people, language, and culture and to indigenous peoples worldwide. Ms. Nobrega-Olivera’s advocacy work has taken her to various international meetings such as the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

 

 

 

 


 

 

NHEA is excited to be offering our 23rd convention on Friday, July 1, 2022. Due to the continuing health situation, NHEA will once again be offering this 2022 convention in a virtual format using the Zoom platform. This 1-day convention will be offered free but registration will be required to participate in this live event.

This year’s convention theme centers around loina – a fundamental tool of learning and teaching. It calls for us to reflect on and observe this huliau we have experienced. To bring about best practices, innovations, and mindfulness, we need to share these practices, be innovative in our engagement, and be mindful of our communities’ wants and needs. “I lohe i ka ʻōlelo a hoʻokō, e ola auaneʻi a laupaʻi, one who hears good counsel and heeds will live to see many generations.” “Nā kākou ke kuleana e noke mau i ka pono no ka lāhui, it is our responsibility to seek righteousness for our people.”

Registration is required to access this free convention and to participate in the various workshops that will be offered. Traditional and hana noʻeau workshops will be offered this year.

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The topics related to this year’s conference theme hope to encourage and advance discussions, dialogue, and awareness among educators and interested community members. See descriptions of the workshops here: Workshop Descriptions



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We are excited to announce our 2022 Educators of the Year:

Dr. Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua
Her career has focused on nurturing and creating Native Hawaiian and Indigenous educational spaces. For the past 15 years, Noe has worked as a professor and administrator at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Noe is a co-founder of Hālau Kū Māna public charter school and board member of the Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy. In 2022, Noelani was appointed to serve her alma mater as a trustee of the Kamehameha Schools. A lifetime student of and participant in Hawaiian people’s movements, Noelani’s research has involved documenting, analyzing and proliferating the ways people are transforming imperial and settler colonial relations through Kanaka Maoli political values and initiatives.

 

Dr. G. Kalehua Krug
Originally from the Waiʻanae coast and now living in Lualualei, Kalehua Krug is an educator who is deeply passionate about indigenous education in the Hawaiian community. Currently Kalehua is the Principal of Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao Public Charter School where he strives to utilize his experiences to reform and reshape indigenous education in a Hawaiian community. He believes that education is the only proactive avenue to address societal disparities and utilizes Hawaiian cultural traditions as a mechanism to enhance a more sustainable future for our children and our environment. Kalehua is also a Kākau Uhi Hawaiʻi practitioner and a Hawaiian musician and composer.

 

Bransen Joseph Puʻuomoewa Zablan
Raised in Waimānalo, Puʻu’s upbringing was and continues to be centered on ʻohana, a love of the living Hawaiian culture and value of ʻike kūpuna . His upbringing instilled in him a sense of kuleana to his community and to personally contribute to the quality of public education. Mentored by faculty members, counselors, and coordinators was integral in developing his passion for student-centered social services. Currently, Puʻu holds a management position at Kupu, a local non-profit organization that serves to empower youth to serve their communities. His efforts continue to focus on growing Kupuʻs social enterprises that fund alternative education pathways and opportunities for youth.

 

The Native Hawaiian Education Association’s 17thannual convention is right around the corner! This year’s convention will again be held at the beautiful Windward Community College campus in Kaneʻohe on Wednesday and Thursday, March 23–24, 2016. This year’s convention theme,“E ola au i kuʻu lāhui, ke kuleana o ka ʻōiwi”,which translates to “I live for my people, the responsibility of the indigenous”, will provide the foundation for active dialogue and presentations at this year’s convention.


Convention Schedule

Pōʻakolu , 23 Malaki 2016
Wednesday, March 23

8:30 AM
Check-in/Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM
Welina
10:00 AM
Panel Presentation by Educators of the Year
11:00 AM
Educator of the Year Ceremony & Luncheon
1:00 PM
Workshop I
2:00 PM
Workshop II
3:00 PM
Workshop III
4:00 PM
Pau Ka Lā Mua

Pōʻahā, 24 Malaki 2016
Thursday, March 24

8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Keynote Presentation:
10:15 AM
Workshop IV
11:15 AM
Break
11:30 AM
Workshop V
12:30 PM
Lunch
1:45 PM
Workshop VI
2:45 PM
Afternoon Presentation:
4:00 PM
Pau Ka ʻAha NHEA

  • All presenters and co-presenters must pay registration fee. Complete and submit a separate registration form for each presenter/co-presenter.
  • The Association is promoting workshops that embrace Hawaiian education efforts. Presenters are encouraged to provide strategies that are practical and immediately applicable.
  • All workshops are 50 minutes long.
  • Handouts: Bring at least 30 copies of materials for participants. Copy services will NOT be available at the Convention.
  • All venues have an LCD or Television for projection, however please bring the necessary adapter to plug in your computer to the device.

Questions should be directed to: NHEAHawaii@gmail.com

Workshop Schedule

Friday, July 3, 2020

11:15 am Workshop I
12:30 pm Workshop II

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  • All workshops are 50 minutes long.
  • Handouts: Bring at least 30 copies of materials for participants. Copy services will NOT be available at the Convention.
  • All venues have an LCD or Television for projection, however please bring the necessary adapter to plug in your computer to the device.

Questions should be directed to: NHEAHawaii@gmail.com

Workshop Schedule

Friday, July 3, 2020

11:15 am    Workshop I
12:30 pm    Workshop II

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150 words or less; as it will appear in conference materials

Dissertation Strand will take place on Thursday at 10:15 am.

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Mailing Address

Native Hawaiian Education Association
P.O. Box 1190
Wailuku, HI  96793