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Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language

Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

Ka Papa Lo‘i o Kanewai

Native Hawaii Student Services (NHSS)

Ka Papa Lo'i o Kanewai

2645 Dole Street
Kamakakuokalani 211B
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-0546
Fax: (808) 973-0988
Email: kanewai@hawaii.edu
Web: manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk/ka-papa-loi-o-kanewai

Director: Makahiapo Cashman

Ka Papa Lo'i o Kanewai is a Hawaiian cultural research and outreach program organizationally housed in Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at UH Manoa. In the ahupua'a of Waikiîki, Kanewai is the only centrally located venue in Honolulu that provides a culturally place-based experiential learning center and a pu'uhonua.

In 1980, several students from UH Manoa re-discovered the abandoned 'auwai at Kanewai and restored its flow of water, after which they planted kalo and other native plants in the areas surrounding the lo'i.

The group became known as Ho'okahewai Ho'oulu 'Aina based on the philosophy "make the water flow, make the land productive." Along with the guidance of kupuna such as Uncle Harry Kûnihi Mitchell and 'Anakala Eddie Kaanana, the traditional practices have been perpetuated for future generations to experience.

By serving as a cultural resource center, Kanewai focuses its work on perpetuating and preserving Native Hawaiian customary and traditional practices of natural resource management. Activities like first Saturdays, UH classes, school, and community groups visit on a regular basis to engage in malama 'aina at the lo'i and preserve many Hawaiian kalo varieties.

Kanewai has formed a partnership with Kamehameha Schools 'Aina 'Ulu program. Through this program, Kanewai opened a sister site in Punalu'u, within the Ko'olauloa district of O'ahu, which provides an alternative site for participants and students to experience lo'i at a grander scale.

Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS)

Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
2645 Dole Street
Kamakakûokalani 211
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-0546
Fax: (808) 973-0988
Queen Lili'uokalani Center for Student Services
2600 Campus Road
QLCSS 104
Honolulu, HI 96822
Email: nhss@hawaii.edu
Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/nhss

Throughout our programs and services, NHSS creates experiences that intentionally engage Hawaiian identity because we believe it is integral to supporting student success. As such, we strive to provide co-curricular learning experiences that help to build leadership, life balance, and community among our students. Whether you are thinking about college, already in college, ready to return to college, or preparing to enter into the workforce, we are here to help you succeed. We are here to support you.

NHSS maintains two student Resource Centers at UH Manoa. The two spaces provide similar services and programs our students have come to value and enjoy: academic and wellness counseling; math, writing and Hawaiian language tutoring; PC and Mac computer and printing access; Promethean Smart Board technology; launa (socialize, relax) and meeting space; programs and services referrals; academic enrichment, career development and technology workshops; cultural and community engagement opportunities. Our Student Resource Centers continue to serve Native Hawaiians on campus with resources that connect them to one another.

Scholarships

Gladys 'Ainoa Brandt Scholarship Fund

The scholarship will support degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students in the area of Hawaiian Studies at the UH Manoa's Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

Karen Elaine Chandler Endowed Hawai'inuiakea Scholarship Fund for Hawaiian Studies, Dance and Music

This scholarship supports degree-seeking undergraduate students in Hawaiian Studies or Hawaiian Language at UH Manoa's Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

Chris Grootaert Endowed Hawai'inuiakea Scholarship Fund

This scholarship supports degree-seeking undergraduate students in Hawaiian Studies or Hawaiian Language at UH Manoa's Hawai'inuiâkea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

John Dominis Holt Scholarship

This scholarship supports degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students in the area of Hawaiian Studies at UH Manoa's Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

Na Lei 'Oiwi Scholarship

This scholarship supports degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students in Hawaiian Studies or Hawaiian Language at UH Manoa's Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

Pacific Islands Institute Hawaiian Studies Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship supports degree-seeking graduate students enrolled in Hawaiian Studies at UH Mânoa's Hawai'inuiâkea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

To apply for these scholarships

  1. Connect to https://www.star.hawaii.edu
  2. Log in with your username and password or ID number
  3. Select scholarship tab
  4. Search for scholarships
  5. Follow the directions for each scholarship