Mentorship: Best Practices and Indigenous Notions of Care

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


Kamalu du Preez, Cultural Resource Specialist, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Halena Kapuni-Reynolds, Ph.D. Candidate, American Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Hattie Hapai, Long-Term Native American Mellon Fellow, Peabody Essex Museum
Jennifer Himmelreich, former Co-Director, Native American Fellowship Program, 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 former Co-Director of a renowned Native American Fellowship program.