Robert F. Kennedy Library
Move fluidly and deftly through the confluence of local and modern visions of the world - between Micronesian island cultural and western frameworks - in a relationship based on mutual benefit in order to strengthen our communities and island lifeways.
The University of Guam sees that our region's success is built by people with the knowledge and drive to make a difference. We also understand that our sustainability and progress must be based in the knowledge that has been shared by our ancestors for generations. Island Wisdom sits at the center of these two ideas. Island Wisdom is our way of life and our path forward.
Para Hulo': Strategic Initiatives & Goals
Familiarize yourself with sources of traditional knowledge or where to find cultural expertise.
Visit with cultural practitioners within the community to learn about what they do.
Ask students to reflect on how they might adapt a lesson, concept, or methodology
to help solve a problem the communities they hope to serve.
Work with community and regional partners to co-advance solutions and ideas to issues.
Engage in activities to increase awareness of available avenues for Island Wisdom
Design and teach courses that incorporate tenets of Island Wisdom and Island Sustainability.
Use research protocols that honor, respect and acknowledge indigenous knowledge or community-based practices.
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