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

Shelly Lowe

Shelly Lowe

Executive Director
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Jason Packineau

Jason Packineau

Community Coordinator
Tribal Affiliation: Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Jemez Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo

Student Interns


Bridget Chemberlin

Social Media Intern
Social Studies and Arts, Film, and Visual Studies (AFVS)
Harvard College, Class of 2023

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