Indigenous Politics Program receives $25,000 grant

Office of Hawaiian Affairs funds Native Hawaiian participation

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Mary L. Baker, (808) 551-0672
Indigenous Politics Research Assistant, Political Science
Dr. Noenoe Silva, 808-956-8030
Associate Professor, Political Science
Posted: Mar 29, 2011

The Indigenous Politics Program in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa has received a $25,000 grant to provide tuition and stipends for six Native Hawaiians to participate in Land, Water, and Governance: Reclaiming 'Ćelánen'(Ancestry/Birthright), a two-week exchange with indigenous scholars and practitioners in Victoria, British Columbia. The exchange is a collaboration between the Indigenous Politics Program at UH Mānoa and the School of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria.
Land, Water, and Governance: Reclaiming 'Ćelánen' offers a unique opportunity for cross-cultural study of indigenous practices in the seminar room as well as in the community. It is a part of a broader course of study that prepares Master's and PhD students at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa to think critically about issues facing the Native Hawaiian and other indigenous communities. The mission of the program is to nurture individuals to engage in a critical praxis of indigenous politics and to strengthen the relationships between the university and indigenous communities.
In keeping with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ `Āina strategic priority, this summer exchange trains Native Hawaiian scholars to participate in responsible stewardship of Ka Pae ʻĀina in order to maintain the connection to the past and move forward with a viable land and water base.

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