Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force


The Chancellor has committed the campus to implementing an action plan whereby we can truly make Mānoa a Hawaiian place of learning. To do this, a representative task force of Native Hawaiian scholars and educators, co-led by Dean Maenette Benham, Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, and Dean Noreen Mokuau, Myron P. Thompson School of Social Work, was tasked to collectively develop a report that

  1. recognizes programs that perpetuates Hawaiian language and culture
  2. identifies strengths, gaps and challenges in current programming; and
  3. recommends actions and resources needed to support the strategic directive of Native Hawaiian Advancement.

The task force met for the first time in August 2011.

Open Forum Conversations

A series of open forum conversations were then held:

  • Monday, December 12, 2011, 2:00 - 3:30pm, Henke Hall 109
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 2:00 - 3:30pm, Student Focused Forum, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Room 202
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 9:00-10:30am, TBA
  • Thursday, December 15, 2011, 10:00-11:30am, JABSOM, MEB Auditorium

Final Report

The final report (pdf), as well as the report's supporting documents (pdf), were completed in February 2012.

This website is to provide administration, faculty, staff, students and community partners up-to-date information on the work of the Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force (NHATF).