Aloha and Irankarapte!

The Department of Curriculum Studies, together with the International and Special Programs unit in the Dean’s Office are happy to announce the upcoming Mini Symposium on Indigeneity, Sustainability, and Resilience Research – Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Perspectives.

DATESMay 9-10 (Hawaii) / May 10-11 (Japan)

TIME: 2 pm to 6 pm HST (9 am – 1 pm Japan time).

PROGRAM: View the latest detailed schedule as well as the bios and abstracts of the presenters here:

Please come join us! REGISTER to receive the Zoom information by using this registration form ( ASAP to secure your spot.

The idea for this mini symposium came out of discussions led by Dr. Pauline Chinn together with Dr. Hirofumi Kato at the Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies (CAIS) and his colleagues at the Global Station for Indigenous Studies and Cultural Diversity (GSI) at Hokkaido University.  We decided that a mini interdisciplinary symposium would be a good forum for researchers (faculty as well as students) from both institutions to learn about each other’s work related to indigeneity, sustainability, and/or resilience research and education. All presenters were also asked to explore the intersection of all three themes in their presentations.

Upon sending out the call for proposals back in March 2022, we received numerous submissions from Hawai‘i as well as Japan, on a range of research. Our hope is that this exploratory symposium paves the way for future collaborations on research and education on these topics between our institutions.

For questions, please reach out to Nezia Azmi, International & Special Programs Coordinator, at

Mahalo and Iyayraykere!

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