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‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Initiative

The purpose of the ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Initiative is to provide an opportunity and space for UHM students, faculty, staff, and community members to learn and speak the Hawaiian language at a centralized location on the Mānoa Campus. On Dec 11, 2019, ASUH unanimously passed Senate Act 20-20 to appropriate funding for this initiative. On May 6, 2020, ASUH passed Senate Act 40-20 to continue the initiative until Spring 2021 

Free Online Resources

All classes are live-streamed through KTUH Facebook Page. Below, you can find links to all previous classes and PowerPoints that were used in those classes. These links are made available to you so that you can go back and learn at your own pace. 

Kulāiwi | Brought to you by Kamehameha Schools (link)


All in-person classes have been canceled indefinitely. We'll be live-streaming our classes through KTUH Facebook Page


Class sessions are currently finished, future sessions will be announced later. Facebook live-streaming is available in below links

1. KTUH Facebook Page (click here)

2. Native Hawaiian Student Services (click here)

3. Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge (click here)

4. Native Hawaiian Student Services YouTube (click here)

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