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The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School

Noelani Goodyear-Ka'opua


Sovereign pedagogies provides an ethnographic study of Hālau Kū Māna, a public charter school that makes ʻŌiwi Hawaiʻi (Indigenous Hawaiian) culture its educational foundation. I chart connections between the work of teachers and students at this school with broader Hawaiian social struggles for cultural persistence and political power. Under a settler state system made possible through the seizure of Hawaiian national lands and institutions a century earlier, 21st century Hawaiian charter school operators articulate pedagogies of survivance and self-determination while limited by contemporary ... More

Keywords: Indigenous education, No Child Left Behind, settler colonialism, Indigenous resurgence, aloha ‘āina, kuleana, hoʻomana, Hawaiian studies, educational ethnography, Hawaiian sovereignty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816680474
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680474.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Noelani Goodyear-Ka'opua, author