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Scholar speaker series continues on September 16

Sept. 8, 2014

Contributed by Shaundor Chillingworth

The KS-sponsored scholar speaker series Huliko‘a Kaiāulu will continue on September 16 at the Community Learning Center at Nānākuli. Scholars Kamuela Werner and Alika Maunakea, PhD. will share their research on Native Hawaiian health.

Hulikoʻa Kaiāulu – Explorations of the Kaiāulu breeze – gives Wai‘anae Coast ‘ohana the opportunity to embrace higher education and celebrate examples of advanced learning in the community.

The speaker series was developed through a partnership between Kamehameha Schools, the UH Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, and MA‘O Organic Farms.

September's scholars will speak on the following research topics:

  • Kamuela Werner will present “Using Data to Empower Kanaka Maoli Health Agendas.” Werner, whose ‘ohana is from Nānākuli and Mā‘ili, currently serves as a community engagement research assistant for the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine.  
  • Alika Maunakea, Ph.D. will present “Links Between Native Hawaiian Concepts of Health and Biomedical Research.” Born and raised in Wai‘anae, Dr. Maunakea serves as an assistant professor in the Epigenomics Research program at the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine.   

The session will be held on Tuesday, September 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at KS’ Community Learning Center at Nānākuli located at 89-101 Farrington Hwy.

A free, simple dinner will be provided and representatives from higher education will be present. To better prepare for these events, an RSVP would be greatly appreciated. Please visit KS’ Ka Pua Initiative website or call 668-1517 for updates or more information.

The following dates have been identified for future presentations:

October 21
November 18
January 27
February 24
March 31
April 28.

You can also watch past presentations on the Kamehameha Schools YouTube channel

Huliko‘a Kaiāulu scholar speaker series

Scholars Alika Maunakea and Kamuela Werner will share their research on Native Hawaiian health as part of the speaker series.

Tuesday, September 16
5:30 to 8 p.m

Community Learning Center at Nānākuli
89-101 Farrington Hwy.

A free, simple dinner will be served. Call 668-1517 to reserve a space.

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