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12 Keynotes | 100+Panel Presentations | 25+ Table Presentations | Posters, Exhibitions & Stalls

Summary: He Au Honua: Indigenous Research Conference will be held on Maui, Hawaiʻi from Tuesday, March 19 to Friday, March 22, 2019. The opening ceremonies will be a shared event with the Native Hawaiian Education Association at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. A lūʻau dinner to follow. The conference will be at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, hosted by the Native Hawaiian Education Association.

He Au Honua Conference Title: He Au Honua derives from the Maori term He Manawa Whenua, the conference title over the last six years where it originated from. He Manawa Whenua is a term for a subterrainal aquifer or an underground spring. It is from this source that the most pure, clear and refreshing water is obtained, being naturally filtered through the land before emerging at the surface. Water is life, and because a Manawa Whenua originates deep with the earth, Māori believe it is a most precious resource vital for the well-being of the people.

This conference was gifted to Hawaiʻi in 2017 to signify the close ancestral ties between Maori and Kanaka Maoli. In keeping with the original title, He Au Honua where Au– not only refers to era, but also current, be it water, wind, or otherwise. Honua, meaning Earth, yet in other Polynesian languages, the honua (or cognates thereof) could also mean placenta. Being that we are of the honua, the new title suggests that this is our time to come forth more so than we already have.

At the heart, of ancestral knowledge is research. Therefore this conference proposes to explore the pool of ancestral or indigenous knowledge and research under the following theme:

I Mana ka Mauli, I Mauli ka Mana
Life is Divine Power, Divinely Powerful is Life

MANA and MAULI exist in all things but the way in which they are seen, understood and utilized are varied and different. Mana is the power we have to influence things in the world, and mauli is the inner life-force inherent, as well as developed, within us. I Mana ka Mauli, I Mauli ka Mana our life force and our spiritual, intellectual, cultural power draw from each other. This speaks to our indigenous intellectual framework that includes our kuleana and relationship with nā akua (divine, supernatural), ʻohana (familial, cultural) and ‘āina (rooted in, related to and responsible for the land/ocean). We have chosen the theme for this conference to continue the movement from the last He Manawa Whenua conference of Indigenous Sovereignty.

 

The Logo By: Uʻi Nahoʻolewa

Wai is a resource provided by the gods for the hoa ‘āina to care for. The akua Kāne and Kanaloa bring the wai from the deep aquifers of our islands up to the surface to nourish the land and the people of the land. The design shape mirrors the maka from the kōkō of the water carrying container. The idea of carrying water symbolizes the kuleana that we have:
The water is a resource that we can use but we must always be mindful that water does not belong to the people but to the land. The center white line touching the dark blue represents the o‘o used by Kāne and Kānaloa to find the freshwater sources of each island. The green represents the mountains where the clouds gather to bring rain. The white vertical lines represent waterfalls we see on our mountains when the heavy rain falls. The kapala patterns are different kinds of waters that collect and travel down to the dark blue which is the island aquifer that holds the water of the island.

Keynote Speakers: Keynote speakers are:

  • Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith
  • Moana Jackson
  • Kamana’opono Crabbe, PhD.
  • And others from Alaska, Canada, Australia and Americas

Community Workshops: Preconference Workshops with International Keynotes will be hosted via the NHEA Summit occurring the two days prior to the conference.

Sponsorship: Sponsorship packages are available at the following levels:

Budget: We expect the conference registrations (500) and sponsorship to adequately cover all costs.

Abstracts: Abstracts close on October 31, 2018. The abstract committee comprises of U.H. Maui College Chancellor, Dr. Lui Hokoano, U.H. West O’ahu Vice Chancellor, Dr. Judy Oliveira, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Director Dr. Kealoha Fox, Kamehameha Schools Director, Dr. Jamee Māhealani Miller and Kamehameha Schools Manager, Dr. Lisa Takatsugi.

Registrations: Registrations open on August 20, 2018 and it is expected to be an exciting conference with a great deal of interest from indigenous communities around the World. Registrations are limited, therefore we are promoting online registrations. Conference registration fee is $800 (Early Bird $600) and $500 for students, this includes huaka’i, some transportation and most meals.

Conference Proceedings: Presenters will be invited to submit papers for the conference proceedings in the following areas:

  • ‘Āina (Wai, Kai, Land, Natural, and Cultural Resources, Sustainability, Research)
  • ‘Ōlelo (Language, Research)
  • ‘Ike (Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research)
  • Kanaka (Health, Wellness, Research)
  • Ea (Advocacy, Self-Determination, Social Justice, Research)

Exhibitors & Stall Holders: Exhibition space will be available to event sponsors and organizations to display their products/service during the conference.

Vendors in Hawaiian arts and crafts, weaving, apparel, carving, jewelry etc. will be invited to purchase space to exhibit and/or sell their products to participants of the conference. Our aim is to provide a marketplace of indigenous authentic items and provide the opportunity for artists, practitioners, and arts organizations to expose their skills and capabilities to a national and international audience.

 

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

LEHUA SPONSOR

Cost $20k

Summary of Benefits
Lehua is the highest level of sponsorship. This level of sponsorship has exclusive benefits.

  • Opportunity to give a speech/address during the conference
  • Brand recognition or advertisement on the main conference screen, costs to be carried by Sponsor
  • Opportunity to have signage on-site as agreed with NHEA, costs to be carried by Sponsor
  • Six conference registrations, including dinner passes
  • Complimentary preferential advertisement space in conference proceedings
  • Recognition as a ‘Major Sponsor’ in conference program
  • Recognition as a ‘Major Sponsor’ at conference venue and during proceedings
  • Two exhibition sites to display products/service during conference
  • Right of First Renewal to be a Major Sponsor for the next International Conference
  • Brand recognition included in national and international marketing campaign wherever practicable (this includes advertising, online publications, social media, and press releases)
  • Inclusion of your promotional material in conference bag, as agreed by NHEA
  • Website recognition and hotlink
  • Opportunity to purchase additional exhibition space at a preferential rate
  • Opportunity to purchase additional conference registration at discounted early bird rate
  • Acknowledgement in conference proceedings publication
  • List of delegates

 

MAILE SPONSOR

Cost $15k

Summary of Benefits
Maile is the second level of sponsorship. There will be limited sponsors for this level so that the benefits are exclusive.

  • Category exclusivity
  • Opportunity to give a 3-minute speech
  • Opportunity to have signage on-site as agreed with NHEA, costs to be carried by Sponsor
  • Five conference registrations, including dinner passes
  • Exhibition site to display products/service during conference
  • Brand recognition included in national and international marketing campaign wherever practicable (this includes advertising, online publications, social media, and press releases)
  • Inclusion of your promotional material in conference bag, as agreed by NHEA
  • Website recognition and hotlink
  • Opportunity to purchase additional exhibition space at a preferential rate
  • Opportunity to purchase additional conference registration at discounted early bird rates
  • Acknowledgement in conference proceedings publication
  • List of delegates

 

AʻALIʻI SPONSOR

Cost $10k

Summary of Benefits

  • Three conference registrations, including dinner passes
  • Exhibition site to display products/service during conference
  • Brand recognition included in national and international marketing campaign wherever practicable (this includes advertising, online publications, social media, and press releases)
  • Inclusion of your promotional material in conference bag, as agreed by NHEA
  • Website recognition and hotlink
  • Opportunity to purchase additional exhibition space at a preferential rate
  • Opportunity to purchase additional conference registration at discounted early bird rates
  • Acknowledgment in conference proceedings publication

 

PALAPALAI SPONSOR

Cost $5k-$9k

Summary of Benefits

  • Two conference registrations, including dinner passes
  • Exhibition site to display products/service during conference
  • Brand recognition included in national and international marketing campaign wherever practicable (this includes advertising, online publications, social media, and press releases)
  • Inclusion of your promotional material in conference bag, as agreed by TKRI
  • Website recognition and hotlink
  • Acknowledgement in conference proceedings publication

 

KUPUKUPU SPONSOR

Cost $1k-$4k

Summary of Benefits

  • One conference registration, including dinner pass
  • Website recognition and hotlink
  • Acknowledgement in conference proceedings publication

 

Other Benefits for Sponsorship

  • To strengthen the relationship with the Native Hawaiian Education Association and the UH System
  • To affirm your support for indigenous research by indigenous people.
  • To profile your organization in an international indigenous research and development arena
  • To align with the University’s over-arching theme of Excellence, Distinctiveness, and International Connectedness
  • To provide direct interaction opportunities to engage with indigenous researchers and scholars
  • To provide an opportunity to host international guests at your organization
  • To provide a focus around building other forms of engagement with stakeholders in the region and potential collaborations.