Recovering the Space for Indigenous Self-Determination: Multicultural Education in Colonized Hawai‘i

Jeffrey A.S. Moniz


In this piece, the author presents key problems with multiculturalism and multicultural education as expressed by those involved in indigenous education in Hawai‘i. The author describes the racialized identities and hierarchies in the island setting and articulates an approach to multicultural education, grounded in multicultural experiences in Hawai'i. This organic approach, which is rooted in the blending of indigenous and settler cultures, addresses the impasse by emphasizing the rights of indigenous people, including the right to self-determination.


multicultural; multicultural education, indigenous education, multicultural teacher education

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