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NHSS strives to create a supportive atmosphere for Native Hawaiian graduate students enrolled at Mānoa and the graduate students of the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. As part of our work to support this diverse group of students, this section is meant to be a tool for students who are in a graduate program, in the process of applying to graduate school, or considering whether to apply to graduate school.


I Mua E Nā Pōki ʻi Graduate Student Support Program

In 2010 the I Mua E Nā Pōkiʻi Graduate Student Support Program was created to provide professional development, co-curricular support and mentoring to Hawai‘inuiākea graduate students and Native Hawaiian graduate students at UH Mānoa. The program began in 2010 with a Writing Retreat aimed at helping students improve their skills and spend concentrated time on their writing.


IMENP programming now consists of a variety of efforts to support graduate students including Development Workshops, Writing Retreats, and support to present at the annual Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference. For more information on IMENP programming please contact the Graduate Programs Support Assistant Ululani Oliva,




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