2016 Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

Hoʻomaikaʻi to the undergrad research assistants who presented at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s undergraduate poster session at the 2016 annual meeting on the Mānoa campus May 18-21!

“It was packed and everyone did an amazing job presenting their work to an incredibly interested and engaged indigenous studies audience” said ʻIlima Long, student-faculty engagement specialist at Native Hawaiian Student Services.

“NHSS is more than thrilled to support these student-faculty partnerships that result in engaging, critical and meaningful research. They exemplify the brilliance of our community and ancestors and serve as models for how research is done at a ʻHawaiian Place of Learning’.”

Hooleia Kaeo Poster“I want to mahalo both the students, for your professionalism and for your diligence and commitment to these projects, and the professors for your attention and mentorship and for letting these students be a part of–and even to a degree–represent aspects of your projects.”

Mahalo to Maya Saffery of Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language for printing the students’ posters and Sheela Sharma at Honors and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program as well as Miles Trudo and his staff at Sinclair Library for guidance and support in layout and logistics. Mahalo to Malia Nobrega-Olivera for coordinating the amazing food and running the food line. Mahalo to student volunteers Puna Kalipi and Nānea Lo for providing substantial support during the event.

The NAISA conference was co-hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN), Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), and the RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia).

To see photos from the event click here.
For related news on the NAISA conference click here.