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Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer

University of Hawaii West Oahu
Director of Indigenous Education
Manulani Aluli Meyer is the fifth daughter of Emma Aluli and Harry Meyer. Her family hails from Mokapu, Kailua, Kamamalu, Wailuku, Hilo and Kohala on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Moku O Keawe. The Aluli ohana is a large and diverse group of scholar-activists who have spent their lives in Hawaiian education, justice, land reclamation, law, health, cultural revitalization, arts education, prison reform, transformational economics, food sovereignty, Hawaiian philosophy and most of all, music. Manu works in the field of indigenous epistemology and its role in world-wide awakening. Professor Aluli-Meyer obtained her doctorate from Harvard (Ed.D. 1998) by studying Hawaiian epistemology via language, history, and the clear insights of Hawaiian mentors. She is an international keynote speaker who has published on the topic of native intelligence and its synergistic linkages to quantum sciences, transformational and whole thinking, and to liberating evaluation and pedagogy. Her book: Ho’oulu: Our Time of Becoming – Hawaiian Epistemology and Early Writings, is in its third printing. Manu’s background is in wilderness education, experiential learning, P.E. and coaching. She has been an Instructor for the Outward Bound and Hawaii Bound schools, along with coaching at high school and national levels in volleyball and Special Olympics. Dr. Aluli-Meyer championed the Hawaiian Charter School movement in Hawaii, worked within the prisons, and developed Hoea Ea and Kaiao Garden for the Hawaii Island Food Sovereignty movement. Manulani has been an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Hawaii in Hilo and host to many creative community transformational education projects within/outside the university. She is an evaluator of international Indigenous PhD’s and finds much connection within the healing insights of other Indigenous scholar-practitioners. She has lived five years in New Zealand working for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa as lead developer/teacher for an innovative Masters of Applied Indigenous Knowledge, He Waka Hiringa. She is currently the Director of Indigenous Education at UH West Oahu and inspired with the many community initiatives already underway in education, health, food security, and prison transformation. Ho’oulu lahui o moana-nui-akea!

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, February 20

9:30am HST

1:30pm HST