Mentorship: Best Practices and Indigenous Notions of Care

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

Presenter(s): 

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

Moderator: 

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

Track: 

  • 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.