‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia: Mo‘olelo and kuleana of Kānaka Maoli haumāna in public health


Maintaining pono relationships and a sense of community play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of Native Hawaiians. Promoting relationships and a sense of community is also pertinent for Native Hawaiian students pursuing a graduate education. This presentation explores the experiences of Native Hawaiian haumāna as they pursue their research and graduate studies in public health. The panel of students discuss their kuleana of serving the health needs of Native Hawaiians, and therefore, the lāhui. Together, the panel of haumāna address various health needs of Native Hawaiians by taking a community-based and culturally responsive approach.