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Pono Evaluation: Practicing the Pili in Pilina (Online Workshop)

  • 09/20/2024
  • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Zoom



Pono Evaluation: Practicing the Pili in Pilina

H-PEA Online Post-Conference Workshop
Sept. 20, 2024 10:15- 11:45 am

Workshop Description

Culturally responsive evaluation and decolonized approaches to community engagement are pono and emerging as wise practice. Join us for a sharing of tools and protocols for meaningful engagement as well as self-reflection on how to move toward culturally responsive and community-embedded evaluation.  


Kanoe Enos, MSW, Jessica Kaneakua, Summer Keliipio, Shelly Tokunaga-May, Ed.D., LSW

Aʻaliʻi Alliance

Jessica Kaneakua

Jessica Kaneakua currently works as a Partner at ʻAʻaliʻi Alliance. Born and raised in diaspora in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Dakhota lands and freshwater, Jessica came home to her ancestral piko in 2013. When not making good trouble, she can be found with her keiki and kāne enjoying the brackish waters of Hilo. She lives with her ʻohana in the moku of Puna on Hawaiʻi Island.

Summer Keliʻipio

Summer is currently the Managing Partner of ʻAʻaliʻi Alliance and has 20+ years of experience working to build strong, resilient Native Hawaiian children, families, and communities. Summer grew up in Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu where she still resides with her ʻohana.

Shelly Tokunaga-May, Ed.D., LSW

Shelly has over 20 years of experience working with local families and communities as a Social Worker. For 8 years she has focused on assessment and evaluation. In 2021, she joined ʻAʻaliʻi Alliance to be a part of a team that focuses on systems change work.

Grounded in the values of our Kūpuna, Shelly believes in creating a network of support for the wellbeing of families and communities.

Shelly is from Kāneʻohe and lives in a multigenerational household with her two children.

Kanoe Enos, MSW

Growing up at the Cultural Learning Center at Kaʻala Farms in Waiʻanae Moku, Oʻahu has helped Kanoe bring a culturally grounded approach to his many roles as a case manager, youth development worker, collective impact convener, and educator. Kanoe is rooted in place and is a tireless advocate for the natural resources, peoples and cultures that make Hawaiʻispecial.

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