Indigenizing Outreach Practices, Prevention Education, & Support Services in Higher Education


The Office of Equal Opportunity presents on its efforts to indigenize its outreach practices, prevention education, and supports services to address and respond to instances of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. The discussion will include practical methods for designing effective curriculum to instill and nourish an indigenous identity through the cultivation of kuanaʻike kuʻuna (traditional perspectives) that elevates the importance of relationship to self, ʻohana, kaiaulu (community), and ʻāina, and emphasizes kūpaʻa (resilience) and kuleana (personal responsibility). The presentation will also include practical methods of engaging traditional mediums of education to develop contextual relevance, including though not limited to, moʻolelo (oral traditions), mele (songs), and hana noʻeau (art).