In an effort to make the boundaries of the university more porous, UHIP cultivates partnerships with community organizations and other academic programs. We are proud and honored to be partners in Indigenous political education with

Hālau Kū Māna public charter school

A Hawaiian culture-based and environment-based place of learning, serving children across Oʻahu in grades 4-12.

Hoʻoulu ʻĀina

A welcoming place of refuge where people of all cultures sustain and propagate
the connections between the health of the land and the health of the people. Associated with Kokua Kalihi Valley, Hoʻoulu ʻĀina creates a land base for health in the back of Kalihi valley, in the ʻili of ʻOuaua and Maluawai.

Indigenous Governance, University of Victoria

An internationally-recognized graduate program informed by a deep respect for Indigenous knowledge and traditions as well as a thorough understanding of the current political realities of Indigenous communities. UHIP and IGOV have been engaged in a long-term partnership since 2006. This relationship includes highly-experiential and academically-rigorous graduate exchanges that connect MA and PhD students with Indigenous communities engaging in land-based practices.


An ʻŌiwi owned and operated business dedicated to cultivating aloha ʻāina consciousness through the art of photography that cultivates critical consciousness in our communities about the importance of aloha ʻāina. 

Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi

A Native Hawaiian community-based non-profit organization based in the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia, moku of Koʻolaupoko, island of Oʻahu. Through cultural, educational and ecosystem restoration programs, Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi promotes the social and economic advancement of the local community.

Carl Pao, Kanaka ʻŌiwi Artist

Hawaiʻi Food Policy Council

The Hawaiʻi Food Policy Council is an independent, grassroots, organization working to understand and improve the food system in Hawaiʻi by empowering communities and igniting change across Hawai‘i’s food system through education, analysis, and project facilitation.

The goal of establishing the Hawai‘i Food Policy Council is to bring together diverse stakeholders across the food system – from farmers to consumers – to create a sustainable, systematic, effective, and inclusive food system for Hawai‘i. One key strategy is working with other individuals, organizations and agencies who are also part of the food system.

All photographs for the site were taken and provided by Noʻeau Peralto, Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar and Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua.