Foundations For the Future: Empowerment Economics in the Native Hawaiian Context

This report offers rare insight into the challenges and opportunities of building wealth in Native Hawaiian communities, and fills a gap in research by shedding light on a group whose strengths and struggles are uniquely reflective of both indigenous histories and Asian Pacific Islander experiences.

Foundations For the Future: Empowerment Economics in the Native Hawaiian Context

by National CAPACD
October 2017

This report offers rare insight into the challenges and opportunities of building wealth in Native Hawaiian communities, and fills a gap in research by shedding light on a group whose strengths and struggles are uniquely reflective of both indigenous histories and Asian Pacific Islander experiences. The report is a collaboration between Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA), National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), the Institute of Assets and Social Policy (IASP), and Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA). The report highlights HCA’s work with its members and partners as a case study in building community wealth using a multi-generational approach, aligning with the Native Hawaiian value of building wealth for not just the individual, but for the broader family and community.

Read the full report here.