NAISA Conference 2016

Welina Mānoa!

Mānoa welcomes the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) 2016 annual meeting. In 2016, the meeting will take place May 18-21, 2016  at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Honolulu, HI. The conference is co-hosted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN), Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia), and the RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia).

This  partnership re-affirms old and new Oceanic connections and currents. The flows of the sea and the travel patterns of its many creatures, represented in this logo, are powerful metaphors for the scholarly conversations we anticipate at the 2016 meeting. We look forward to welcoming you to our home and wish you safe travel.

A  hui hou

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Registration is now open. You can register for the conference here.

You can download the Preliminary Program here.

NAISA has reserved additional lodging at two overflow Hotels, click here for more information.

With the conference starting in just few days, the Local Host Committee wants to update attendees about a few things:
1. There is parking available on campus. More
2. If you need extra assistance or have vision, hearing, or mobility needs,  please contact: or
3. We are striving to be a low waste conference. More
4. Finally, because the weather can be a little unpredictable in Mānoa we recommend bringing sunscreen, an umbrella and/or a hat.  The local host committee stressed bringing an umbrella because Mānoa is notorious for its sun, rains and rainbows.