Applications are now being accepted for the First Nations’ Futures Program (FNFP) 2014-15 Hawaii cohort.
FNFP was initiated in 2006 by Kamehameha Schools, working in partnership with another First Nations Institution in Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (Aotearoa, New Zealand) to establish a world-class fellowship program focused on building indigenous capacity through developing values based leadership and more integrated solutions for managing natural and cultural resources.
“Our intent was to catalyze more culturally aligned land and resource management,” said Neil Hannahs, Kamehameha Schools Land Assets Division director and one of the founders of FNFP.
Today, the international alliance includes partners Sealaska/First Alaskans Institute, Stanford University Woods Institute for the Environment and the University of Hawaii at Manoa Center for Hawaiian Studies.
Program partners share a common purpose: to improve the well-being of their communities and steward their assets, including natural and cultural resources, in perpetuity. The vision is to develop well balanced First Nations leaders who serve their communities through important work in community, public or professional roles.
Applications will be accepted through May 31.