CNHA is committed to the development of future Native Hawaiian leaders. We offer several opportunities for ‘opio to grow, learn, and increase their capacity and connection to the lahui. Below are some highlights of our ‘opio programs. Please check back for new opportunities!
This fall, CNHA coordinated internship positions at federal entities in Washington, D.C. as a unique opportunity for emerging Native Hawaiian leaders to learn about governance and shape public policy at the Federal level.
The federal internship program offered our interns:
- practical insight into the work of federal entities that directly impact the Hawaiian community
- direct mentorship and support from CNHA’s Native Hawaiian Policy Center
- engagement with national policy advocates
- advocacy training
Photo highlights from the recent internship session ending in Fall 2019:
Kanaka Makua ʻOpio Leadership Program
Our newest program, Kanaka Makua, seeks to develop and involve young leaders toward the advancement of the Native Hawaiian Community. For more information, visit the Kanaka Makua program page below.
ʻImi Naʻauao – Promoting scholars and learning
Kūkā – Empowering the Youth Voice
Hoʻo Paʻa – Engaging youth participation and planning
Holomua – Inspiring progress and leadership