NAPALI Partnership

National Pacific American Leadership Institute (NAPALI)

Every year DANSRD selects one ANS or RD student to attend NAPALI in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Mission of the National Pacific American Leadership Institute (NAPALI) is to identify, train, and nurture Pacific American Emerging Leaders. NAPALI is unique in that it conducts the only leadership program in the nation that integrates the leadership values of Pacific American cultures and Western Society.

For current/active DANSRD students majoring in Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development


Past NAPALI Participants from Alaska


2016 LeAnn Bifelt

2015 Kendra Nichols-Takak

2014 Carol Murphrey

2013 Sharon Hildebrand

2012 Leona Starr

2011 Carrie Sykes

2010 Hannah Loon

2009 Crystal Frank

2008 Anisha Elbie

2007 Gail Dabaluz

2006 Gwendolyn Edwardsen