Aloha mai kākou!

Welcome to the website of the UH Indigenous Student Conference, which will be held April 13-14, 2012 at the Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies.

For this inaugural year, we are excited to announce that our keynote speakers will be Māhealani Perez-Wendt (Kanaka Maoli/Native Hawaiian), Chantal Spitz (Maʻohi/Native Tahitian), and Allison Adele Hedge Coke (Cherokee, Huron, Eastern Tsalagi).

In addition, 25 UH Mānoa students from Hawaiian Studies, English, History, Political Science, Botany, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies, Anthropology, Library and Information Science, and American Studies will present their critical and creative works as part of the conference. Please refer to the Conference Program & Schedule page and the Conference Abstracts page for more details.

Mahalo nui loa to our sponsors: the Humanities Council, the College of Arts & Humanities, the Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) Program, the Gladys Brandt Endowment and the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, the Sociology Department and the American Studies Department.

Also, mahalo piha to Lufi A. Mataʻafa Luteru for her beautiful and haunting photographic artpiece, “Tapping Into Ancestral Memory.”

We look forward to seeing all of you there!

e mālama pono,

Brandy Nālani McDougall

Conference Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in American Studies