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Symposiums and Conferences

The Jonathan Nāpela Center for Hawaiian & Pacific Studies is dedicated to enhancing, supporting, collaborating, and networking with affiliates and institutions committed to Hawaiian and Pacific studies research. The Nāpela Center hosts different forums, symposiums, and conferences that aim to support research, scholarship, creative arts, programs, non-profits, and institutions to support Hawaiian and Pacific studies universally.

If you are interested in being hosted by the Nāpela Center, please contact Vaivaimalemalo Dr. Michael Ligaliga, Pacific Islands studies program lead (michael.ligaliga@byuh.edu).

Hosted Events

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Samoan Language Symposium

Fonotaga mo le Gagana Samoa.
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Lisa Uperesa Forum

The ethnographic impact of American football on Samoan communities.
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Captain 'Aunofo Havea Forum

The first licensed female sea captain in Polynesia.
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Senator Gil Riviere Forum

Environmental issues in our community.
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Dr. Daniel Hernandez Forum

A Kava Methodology to Understanding Social Crises.
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PAIS 250 Polynesian Dance and Performance

Semesterly Polynesian dance recital for PAIS 250.
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Undergraduate Research Conference

Undergraduate student research scholarly presentations hosted by BYUH.
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Attended Events

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Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Conference

ASAO Conference 2022 - Portland, Oregon
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World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education

WIPCE 2022 - Adelaide, Australia
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