The papamū is the board used for the Hawaiian game of strategy, kōnane. Our Indigenous Politics program trains students to think politically, to read fields of power, and to build skills that will allow them to engage the world around them.

Illustration by Carl Pao, Kanaka ʻŌiwi Artist

Illustration by Carl Pao, Kanaka ʻŌiwi Artist


Indigenous Politics was created to transform the ways political science and the university historically related to Indigenous peoples and lands.


We aim to facilitate learning about the field and to nurture students who will engage in a critical praxis of Indigenous politics.


In an effort to make the boundaries of the university more porous, UHIP cultivates partnerships with community organizations and other academic programs.