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Kamehameha Schools’ Emerging Leaders Applications Due May 31

May 22, 2013, 12:05 PM HST
* Updated May 22, 2:26 PM
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By Sonia Isotov

Applications for the First Nation’s Futures Program 2013-2014 cohort are due Friday, May 31, according to an announcement by Kamahameha Schools today.

Emerging leaders interested in serving the Hawaiian community are encouraged to apply.

“We created FNFP [First Nation’s Future Program] because we wanted to be resilient and adaptive and reach back to those values that may work better for us. To look back at the heroes of our people and honor what they’ve shared with us and enrich what they’ve passed onto us.”

The Program is a partnership between Kamehameha Schools, Te Rūnaga o Ngāi Tahu (Aotearoa-New Zealand) and Sealaska (Alaska native), with academic support from Stanford University and the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa.


“FNFP is a self-graded professional development. You’re not going to take tests and there are no right answers, but it is intended to give you the space to develop those qualities of resiliency and to help our people have those qualities of resiliency,” added Hannahs.


“We embrace the notion to deconstruct, to try to think of things in a new way and to keauhou, to be that new era.”

A one-year commitment is required, which involves 6-10 weeks of programming including a three-day orientation, a two-week leadership development institute at Stanford University, an ‘ōiwi leadership ‘aha (gathering) and a case study research project in Hawai‘i. The fellowship concludes with a final community presentation.

For program information, including eligibility requirements and scheduling, interested applicants should visit, email [email protected] or call 808-541-5346.


Applications can be downloaded, through May 31st at or mailed to perspective applicants by calling 1-800-842-4682 ext. 8800.

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