About WIPC:E


The 2014 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPC:E) will be held on the campus of Kapiʻolani Community College on the island of Oʻahu in the Hawaiʻi Archipelago from May 19 – 24, 2014.


Inspiring, informative, and provocative, WIPC:E is the largest venue for indigenous education in the world. Since its inception, this conference has attracted highly regarded experts in indigenous education. The 2014 conference in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi promises to attract educators from all over the world to discuss contemporary movements in education that support our unique indigenous worldviews.


Our formal theme, E Mau Ana Ka Moʻolelo: Our Narratives Endure, is an edict to us that we commit to perpetuating our cultures through the transmission of our rituals and the stories that came from our breath. We invoke the stories of our ancestors to guide, commit, challenge, and incite us, as we will do the same to the generations who come after us. We invite you to come and share breath with us. We invite you to come share your stories with us. But most of all, we invite you to come and share your wisdom with us that we may solidify our cultural legacies in spite of great challenges.


We are excited to offer you the ability to visit our home. Kapiʻolani Community College is only 30 minutes away from the Honolulu International Airport and 10 minutes from the golden sands of Waikīkī, the former residence of our sacred chiefs. Housing suggestions have been provided for you and we encourage you to take advantage of these special rates that have been negotiated for your benefit. Schedules for transport vehicles will be posted shortly.


You are also invited to sign up for optional excursions that will take you to indigenous places of learning where you can interact with Hawaiian educators and educators from around the world.


The committee has started to accept conference proposals for review from indigenous educators, indigenous practitioners, indigenous decision-makers, and indigenous innovators. Please see the proposal submission guidelines for more information.