About Us

Our Mission is to bring together Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and interested individuals from the Harvard community for the purpose of advancing the well-being of Indigenous peoples through self-determination, academic achievement, and community service.

Acknowledgement of Land and People

Harvard University is located on the traditional and ancestral land of the Massachusett, the original inhabitants of what is now known as Boston and Cambridge.

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The education of Native Americans is woven into the long history of Harvard University

The Charter of 1650, by which Harvard University continues to be governed, pledges the University to “the education of English and Indian youth.”

Our history

Our HUNAP Staff

Joseph P. Gone

Faculty Director

Tribal Affiliation: Aaniiih-Gros Ventre

Professor Gone has collaborated for twenty-five years with American Indian and other Indigenous communities to rethink community-based mental health services and to harness traditional culture and spirituality for advancing Indigenous well-being.  More

Harvard Gazette interview featuring Professor Gone's vision for the development of HUNAP
"Looking Ahead, Informed by Where He's Been"

Full Time Staff

Kailey Bennet Professional Headshot

Kailey Bennett

Executive Assistant & Project Coordinator
Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee Nation
Kelli Mosteller in a pink shirt and black blazer standing in a field in front of trees during the fall

Kelli Mosteller

Executive Director
Tribal Affiliation: Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Jason Packineau

Jason Packineau

Associate Director
Tribal Affiliation: Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Jemez Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo

Student Interns

Mia Linson in a green top smiling in front of a mostly white background

Mia Linson

Administrative Intern
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard College, Class of 2026
Heidi Lucas smiling in a grey tshirt with white blue and red beaded earrings

Heidi Lucas

Archives Intern
Harvard College, Class of 2024

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