Thursday, November 18, 2010

Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs urges Action on Including Pacific Islanders in Acadmic Programs for Underrepresented Minorities

More great news for those of us working to increase higher education opportunities for Pacific Islanders: Last week one of the largest and oldest national Native Hawaiian organizations unanimously passed a resolution calling on their fellow Native Hawaiian organizations to urge academic programs for underrepresented minorities to recognize that Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders are an underrepresented group. I'll include a link to the resolution when it's posted online, but for now I'm just sharing the great news.

Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) to all of the leaders of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, for urging Native Hawaiian organizations to call for the inclusion of Pacific Islanders in underrepresented minority programs! And a special thanks to the members of the civic club that I'm a member of (the Washington, DC-based Ke Alii Makaainana civic club), especially those who attended the national convention and explained the urgent need to move forward on this issue.


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