Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao, which means "Hawaiʻi Foundations of Enlightenment/Knowledge," is the name of the initiative designed to make the University of Hawaii and its 10 campuses model indigenous-serving institutions.
Native Hawaiians have a rich cultural heritage and history. Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao encourages using this rich cultural tradition as the bridge to success for our students.
By increasing the success of Native Hawaiian students, Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao will raise the bar for all students and create thriving college communities.
Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao is the result of years of studying Native Hawaiian student outcomes.
The Kaʻu Report, which was first published in 1986 and is included here, is one of the first major studies that has helped lay the found for Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao.
For more information on Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao, see the links at the upper left section of this page.