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Open Forum: Julian Keikilani Ako (June 17, 2022)$20

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Open Forum "Kānaka ʻŌiwi in the Academic Field"
With Julian Keikilani Ako

Subject: Kānaka ʻŌiwi in the Academic Field

One (1x) Live Online Class on Kānaka ʻŌiwi in the Academic Field by Julian Keikilani Ako

Date: June 17, 2022 at 9AM HST / 12PM PT/ 3PM ET / 9PM Amsterdam Time/ 5AM Sydney Time + 1 day

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  • 1xOpen Forum: Julian Keikilani Ako (June 17, 2022)$20

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    ✓ 1 x 2 hours live online talk via Zoom 

    ✓ 1 x Replay

What will you get out of the presentation: 


Insight into the academic journey and life of a Kānaka ʻŌiwi as shared by Julian Keikilani Ako.

For Who: 

The class is for kānaka ʻōiwi and anyone who is interested in Hawaiʻi, and the Hawaiian Culture.


A kānaka ʻōiwi (“native Hawaiian”), Julian Keikilani Ako was raised in a home steeped in the indigenous culture of Hawaiʻi.

Although his younger years were spent in the more urban environment of the island of Oʻahu, Keikilaniʻs ties are strongest to the island of Kauaʻi, with his kūpuna from that island exerting great influence during his formative years. 

It wasn’t until later in Keikilani’s life that his ties to the kānaka ʻōiwi ancestors on his father’s side from Moku O Keawe (Hawaiʻi island) were strengthened. 
Western education was emphasized by Keikilani’s parents during his youth. 
Therefore, he worked hard to achieve the dreams of socioeconomic mobility through the education that his mākua (parents) had for him, graduating from the Kamehameha Schools in 1961 and then pursuing higher education on the U.S. Continent. 

He earned a B.A. degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas.
While in graduate school, he studied in Poland and gained fluency in the Polish and Russian languages. 
After living away from Hawaiʻi for 18 years, Keikilani moved home in 1979 and spent the balance of his career in teaching and administrative positions at his alma mater Kamehameha Schools, serving for 10 years as principal of the high school on the Kapālama (Oʻahu) Campus.
During his work years, the language and culture of his indigenous ancestors took on greater importance for Keikilani. 

His extensive formal study of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (the Hawaiian language) led to an avocation for Hawaiian song composition and resulted in his garnering multiple Haku mele (Hawaiian composer) awards. 
In retirement, as someone committed to lifelong learning, Keikilani continues to grow his ʻike Hawaiʻi (indigenous Hawaiian knowledge). 
He also serves in leadership positions on the boards of several non-profit organizations.

This is an Open Forum and is included in the Mana O Molokai Hawaiian Studies Membership.

Golden rule: Mākaukau! - Be ready for whatever and whenever 


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