Indigenous Wellness Research Institute


September 6, 2018

Keala Patterson – Māhina 2018

Keala Patterson, was a student trainee in the 2018 Māhina program. Aloha, my name is Keala Patterson and I come from the beautiful Makaha side on the island of O’ahu. I am a Native Hawaiian scholar pursuing a Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. My focus is on Native…


July 12, 2018

Santino Giovanni Camacho – Māhina 2017

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Santino Giovanni Camacho, was a student trainee in the 2017 Māhina program. Santino Camacho (Chamoru): Dual major in psychology and gender studies, University of Washington Hafa Adai, I am Chamoru and from the island of Guåhan in the Marianas. I just graduated with a degree in psychology and gender studies from the UW. In fall…


October 20, 2017

Lauren White – Māhina 2017

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Lauren White, was a student trainee in the 2017 Māhina program. Lauren White (Choctaw): MPH student, University of Washington Halito. I am a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and was born and raised in rural southeastern Oklahoma. I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Health in the UW Epidemiology program, where I…


October 9, 2017

Jo Ann Tuifanu – Māhina 2017

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Jo Ann Tuifanu, was a student trainee in the 2017 Māhina program. Jo Ann Tuifanu (Native Hawaiian and Samoan): BA in Social Work, University of Hawaii Aloha. I was born in Honolulu on the island of O’ahu. I am interested in researching community mental health and Native Hawaiian approaches to community-based treatment. My hope is…


September 27, 2017

Keith-Allen Afong – Māhina 2017

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Keith-Allen Afong, was a student trainee in the 2017 Māhina program. Keith-Allen Afong (Native Hawaiian): Majoring in Cultural Resource Management, University of Hawaii Aloha. I was born and raised in the town of Waimanalo on the east side on the island of Oʻahu. I am interested in researching about and managing Hawaiiʻs cultural resources such…


September 26, 2017

Shelby Koch – Māhina 2017

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Shelby Koch, was a student trainee in the 2017 Māhina program. Shelby Koch (Choctaw): Dual major in biology and anthropology, Western Washington University Halito, I am a member of the Choctaw Nation and grew up in rural Eastern Washington. I am a senior at Western Washington University majoring in biology/anthropology, and I am completing prerequisites for…


September 23, 2017

Sai Furukawa – Māhina 2017

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Sai Furukawa, was a student trainee in the 2017 program. Sai Furukawa (Native Hawaiian): BS in biochemistry with honors, University of Hawaii Aloha. I was born and raised on Maui, and have lived through the fight for water between Native Hawaiians and businessmen. This serves as a catalyst for my interest in researching the social,…


August 29, 2017

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August 21, 2017

Dr. Valli Kalei Kanuha: Back to the Future

Valli Kalei Kanuha is Professor, Department of Sociology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her professional and research interests focus on violence against women of color, specifically in Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Asian and LGBTQ communities; child abuse and family violence; and alternative justice interventions for interpersonal and community violence. Born and raised in…


INIHKD 2010 Indigenous Best Practices

This recording is from the International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) conference 2010. The theme of this day Indigenous Best Practices, with presentations by Bronwyn Fredericks, PhD and Debra Harry, PhD. Thursday 27 May 2010.



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