Indigenous Education Institute at 2013 Pacific Rim Conference

Event Description

Kū-A-Kanaka, a Native Hawaiian social enterprise started by the Kahakalau ʻOhana in 2011, is holding an Indigenous Education Institute that is cosponsored by the Native American Alliance for Charter Schools (NAACS).

The institute, titled The Power of the Indigenous: Native Success in Education and in Life, is hosted by the Center on Disability Studies, College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi, in conjunction with the Pacific Rim 2013 International Conference on Disabilities & Diversity.

Colloquium topics include the following:

  • Native Values Inform Modern Instruction
  • Pedagogy of Place Drives 21st Century Curriculum
  • Traditional Practices Shape Modern Assessments
  • Local Communities Impart Global Skills and Responsibility

The event is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact: Kū Kahakalau,, 808-775-0867.