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The mission of the Native Hawaiian Center at Puʻuloa is to provide a trusted Kīpuka, where students learn and cultivate a sense of belonging rooted in Aloha ʻĀina.
Our Kīpuka is a place of respite from the storm; a place that over time and given the right conditions gradually infiltrates its devoid surroundings sparking it with vitality and spreading the tentacles of its life force as it touches negative spaces. The Kīpuka that is the Native Hawaiian Center at Puʻuloa is a trusted thriving sanctuary that gives needed support for all students to learn and grow. Out of something that has come to symbolize a lack of life and something entirely lacking vitality, the sparkling life-giving Kīpuka emerges.
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