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Members of the Native American Alumni of Harvard University Executive Board cordially request your presence at the 2017 Annual NAAHU Meeting and Symposium to be hosted at Harvard University Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. This year’s event coincides with both the Annual Harvard University Powwow and Arts First Festival.

We welcome NAAHU community members and their guests to join us for a weekend filled with celebration.

If you are interested in sharing a room with other alumni attendees please email us at

Ticket purchases are for General Admission to the Annual Meeting and cover all meals listed in the agenda as well as NAAHU annual membership fees for 2017-2018.

NAAHU 2017 Annual Meeting: "Supporting Indigenous Resilience at Harvard"

(All times Eastern)

Thursday, April 27th:
5:00pm – 7:00pm: Welcome Reception

Please join us for light refreshments. Co-hosted by the Harvard University Native American Program and the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights

Location: 2 Arrow St, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138

Friday, April 28th:
9:00-9:30am: NAAHU Meeting Registration
9:30-10:30am: NAAHU Symposium

Originally from Nu’uuli, American Samoa, Meagan Taulaimoana (Moana) Palelei HoChing serves as the Assistant Director of Educational Outreach for the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the Wiener Center on Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Previously, Moana worked as the In-Kind Donations Coordinator for HELP of Southern Nevada as an AmeriCorps VISTA.

Moana served as the E3! Ambassador of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAPPI) initiative 2015-2016. She is an alumna of the National Pacific American Leadership Institute (NAPALI), as well as Harvard University’s Administrative Fellowship Program (AFP). Moana graduated from Harvard University’s Extension School with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in 2015.

10:30am-12:00pm NAAHU Symposium: A View from the Outside: A Non-Native's News Coverage of Indian Country

Felicia Fonseca is the northern Arizona correspondent for The Associated Press, covering American Indian tribes, mining, the Grand Canyon, tourism and major crimes. Before joining the AP in 2005, she worked as an intern for The Albuquerque Tribune, the Santa Fe New Mexican and for the Spanish-language newspaper La Voz del Norte. She is a 2017 Nieman fellow at Harvard University and recipient of the 2010 Associated Press-Robert Eunson Distinguished Lecturer Award from Northern Arizona University.

Location: Agassiz Conference Room - 86 Brattle St

12:00pm - 1:30pm: LUNCH

2:15-3:00pm Film Screening Tribal Justice

Location: Pound Hall, Room 102, 1563 Massachusetts Ave

4:00-5:30pm Restorative Justice Panel

Location: Pound Hall, Room 102, 1563 Massachusetts Ave

2:00pm - 5:00pm: Peabody Tour or Film Screening (TBA)

6:00pm - 8:00pm: NAAHU Dinner/Award Presentations
Location: Pforzheimer House, Hastings Room, 56 Linnean St.

Saturday, April 29th:
9am - 11:00am: NAAHU General Business Meeting
Location: Office of Admissions, Conference Room 1, 86 Brattle Street

1:00pm - 5:00pm: 21st Annual Harvard Powwow
Location: 51 Shepard Street

Sunday, April 30th:
10:30am – 12:00pm: Alumni Brunch/Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck Portrait Viewing
Location: Annenberg Hall,
45 Quincy Street

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