Uluākea: Inspiring Faculty to Indigenize the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo


Uluākea is a professional development program at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo that supports faculty to incorporate Hawai‘i world views into their instruction, research, and service to develop the university as an indigenous place of learning. Participants are exposed to experiential learning of Hawaiian culture and visiting places of historical and cultural importance, so that they can develop their own authentic connections to Hawai‘i.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how indigenous ways of knowing are incorporated into diverse academic disciplines.
  • Be able to apply the knowledge and information into instruction, curriculum, and activities.
  • Explore strategies to create culture-based professional development programs and opportunities.