Mentorship: Best Practices and Indigenous Notions of Care

  • Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • 11:15 am – 12:30 pm


Kamalu du Preez, Cultural Resource Specialist, Bishop Museum
Halena Kapuni-Reynolds, Graduate Assistant, Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Hattie Hapai, Mellon Fellow, Peabody Essex Museum
Jennifer Himmelreich, Native American Fellowship Program Manager, Peabody Essex Museum


Noelle Kahanu, Associate Specialist, Public Humanities and Native Hawaiian Programs, University of Hawai'i at Manoa


  • Indigenous, Leadership & Careerpath

This session will highlight the mentorship experiences of four indigenous museum professions who have at various times served as mentors and mentees. What makes a good mentor? What qualities should they have? And when it comes to indigenous staff, are different notions of care involved? Panelists span the gamut from a recent Mellon fellow to a 20+ year museum professional, from a graduate student to the director of a renowned Native American Fellowship program.