“Evergreen has always inspired us and we’re here to celebrate this inspiration as we prepare to deliver our Hawaiian indigenous arts program. University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College delegation visited The Evergreen State College in Washington state to explore a model of an indigenous arts program at Evergreen’s Indigenous Arts Campus and Native Programs curriculum.UH Hilo and HawaiiCC delegation in the Fiber Arts Studio wearing Evergreen Indian throw.
We’re here at Evergreen on a mission, said Taupuri Tangar, professor of Hawaii life styles at HawaiiCC.Evergreen has always inspired us and we’re here to celebrate this inspiration as we prepare to deliver our Hawaiian indigenous arts program for the advancement of indigenous well-being.HawaiiCC will host a 2019 indigenous arts summer symposium as the first step in gauging community interest and support in the proposed program.
The proposed program will pilot a focus on indigenous arts in anticipation that it will grow into a two-year community college program with pathways to a four-year degree, says Gail Makuakne-Lundin, director of the UH System Hawaii Papa O Ke Ao and interim executive assistant to the UH Hilo chancellor. Hawaii Papa O Ke Ao is a UH work committee with representatives from each campus, that is tasked with helping to make UH a leader in indigenous education.The University of Hawaii welcomes ways to study indigenous cultures as contributors to society instead of simple observations of their art, added Makuakne-Lundin.Go to UH Hilo Stories for the full article.