WINHEC, the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium was launched with the signing of the Declaration on Indigenous People’s Higher Education by the members of the Executive Board at Delta Lodge, Kananaskis Calgary in Alberta Canada during the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) August 4-10, 2002. The founding state/country/nation members present were Australia, the nation states of Hawaii and Alaska and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium of the United States, Canada, the Wananga of Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Saamiland (North Norway). WINHEC supports the Articles (#13-#16) of the 1993 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
LIVING LIFE SOURCE FOUNDATION submitted a Letter of Intent to the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) Provisional Accreditation, Hualein, Taiwan 2012. NUUHIWA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL (NUI) received approval from the WINHEC Accreditation Board of Authority to begin their WINHEC accreditation process. NU’UHIWA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL will be the 2nd P-21+ institution in the world to be accredited by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. Currently accredited WINHEC schools in Hawaii are UH at Hilo, Ka Haka Ula Ke’elikolani, and P-20, the first school system accredited as such around the world. Hawaiinuiakea College, University of Hawaii at Manoa will be going through their WINHEC accreditation process in March 2013. Halau Wanana and Hawaii Technologies Institute are also going to candidacy status soon.