Dr M. Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, Hawai’i

Dr. Noe Noe Wong-Wilson 

Dr. M. Noe Noe Wong-Wilson is a Kanaka Maoli educator, cultural practitioner and native rights activist born and raised in Kailua, Koʻolaupoko on Oʻahu. Her families are from Maui and Hawaiʻi Island.

She is a graduate of Kamehameha School for Girls ʻ68 and left the University of Hawaiʻi after one year to work. After successful careers in the insurance field, hospitality industry and in government service, Noe Noe and her family spent 18 months sailing through the Pacific and immersing themselves in the culture and communities of small island nations. She returned to Hawaiʻi to coordinate the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education in Hilo, Hawaiʻi in 1999.

This path led her back to the field of education and her accomplishments as a community organizer, educator and native rights activist. Noe Noe serves on several community organizations and boards, and has organized numerous educational and cultural conferences and workshops in Hawaiʻi.


Dr Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, Deputy Chair, WIPCE Council