Developing servant leadership skills and building capacity for the betterment of our community in Hawai‘i is one of the goals this program aims for with its participants.
The First Nations’ Futures Program is a fellowship with up to 10 weeks of programming focused around using our Hawaiian and indigenous values in how we manage and maintain our lands. It includes a two-week leadership development institute at Stanford University, a leadership gathering with Hawaiian and Maori leaders and a research project focused here in Hawaiʻi addressing a significant land issue.
All travel, meals and programming cost is included within the fellowship.
Who the program is for: Developing leaders interested in serving our Native Hawaiian communities. Interested applicants should have a degree or extensive experience in natural resource management, urban and regional planning, Hawaiian studies, public administration, business administration, communications or other related fields.
When to apply: The application window is open from mid-April – May of the year of the fellowship. The program activities are run from September through June of the following year.
Read the Summer 2014 issue of I MUA Magazine to learn more about the history of this program.