Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.d.) in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Cultural Revitalization
Papahana Kauka (Ph.d.) ma ka Hoʻōla ʻŌlelo a Moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi a ʻŌiwi
ʻO ke ala nuʻukia o ka Papahana Kauka ma ka Hoʻōla ʻŌlelo a Moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi a ʻŌiwi, ʻo ia ka hoʻomākaukau ʻana iho i nā ʻiminaʻauao Hawaiʻi a ʻōiwi ʻē aʻe paha i mākaukau no ke komo ʻana i nā kūlana alakaʻi i loko o ko lākou mau kaiaulu hoʻōla ʻōlelo a moʻomeheu.
The mission of the Ph.D. program in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization is to train well rounded Hawaiian and other indigenous scholars who are prepared to take leadership roles within their communities in indigenous language and culture revitalization.
Ua kaulana ʻo Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani mai ʻō a ʻō ʻo ia ke alakaʻi ma ka hoʻōla ʻōlelo ʻōiwi ʻana ma ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻIa, a pēlā pū nō hoʻi ma ka Pākīpika ʻĀkau a me nā ʻāina pili. Aia ma Hilo he papahana hoʻonaʻauao kaiapuni Hawaiʻi mai ka pae kula kamaliʻi a i ka pae mulipuka, a ma laila pū nā keʻena e kākoʻo ana ma ke alakaʻi ʻana, ka hoʻomohala haʻawina ʻana, ka hoʻolālā hoʻōla ʻōlelo ʻana, a ma ke kākoʻo ʻenehana ʻana a puni ka paeʻāina o Hawaiʻi. Eia hou, mālama ʻo Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, me ke kākoʻo ʻana mai o ke aupuni, i nā hana lawelawe kūwaho no ke kākoʻo ʻana i nā ʻōlelo ʻōiwi mai ʻō a ʻō o Polenesia a me ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻIa.
Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elilkōlani is widely recognized as the leader in indigenous language revitalization in the United States, and indeed the North Pacific Basin. Concentrated in Hilo is a preschool through graduate school Hawaiian medium educational system and key support offices providing administrative, curricular, language planning, and technological support to programs throughout the Hawaiian islands. In addition, Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani provides government sponsored outreach services to support indigenous languages throughout Polynesia and the United States.
Ua hoʻokahua ʻia ka Papahana Kauka ma ka Hoʻōla ʻŌlelo a Moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi a ʻŌiwi ma luna o ʻelua kumu nui. ʻO ka mua, ʻo ia ka hoʻolako ʻana i ko Hawaiʻi nei a puni i ka pae kiʻekiʻe o ke aʻo kālaiʻike a me ka noiʻi ʻimi naʻauao ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. ʻO ka lua, ʻo ia ka hoʻohana ʻana i ke kiʻina hoʻōla ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi i kaulana kona puka lanakila ʻana ma ka loa a me ka laulā o ka honua no ke kōkua a kākoʻo ʻana i nā ʻiminaʻauao ʻōiwi a me nā kumu aʻo ʻōlelo ʻē aʻe ma hoʻonaʻauao pae laeʻula i pili i ka hoʻōla ʻana i ko lākou mau ʻōlelo a moʻomeheu iho nō. Ma ka hoʻonoho ʻana i ka pōʻaiapili e kūkaʻi manaʻo a noiʻina no nā nīnau a me nā nīnūnē o ka hoʻōla ʻana i ka ʻōlelo a moʻomeheu ʻōiwi o kēlā wahi kēia wahi, e ikaika hou aku ka hoʻōla ʻana i ka mauli Hawaiʻi.
The Doctorate in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization is designed first to serve the needs of the State of Hawai‘i for advanced academic training and scholarly research in the Hawaiian language. An additional goal is to use the internationally recognized successful model of Hawaiian language revitalization to provide other indigenous scholars and language educators with graduate level education relevant to the revitalization of their own languages and cultures. By providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and research on the many issues involved in revitalizing indigenous languages and cultures elsewhere, Hawaiian revitalization will be further strengthened.