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Honorary Doctorate Nominations

15 Jan 2019 12:00 AM | Anonymous

Honorary Doctorate Nominations for the 2019 World Indigenous Nations University (WINU)

The World Indigenous Nations University (WINU) is pleased to invite nominations for its two Honorary Doctorates – the Doctor of Education (EdD) to Indigenous Educators or Indigenous-serving Educators, and its Doctor of Education (EdD) to Indigenous Elders/Knowledge Holders – to acknowledge their significant contributions and life-long service to the cause of Indigenous education and development in our respective tribal nations and Indigenous communities, schools, and institutions worldwide.

We invite nominations for each category from each of the 8 membership regions of WINU. We invite you to nominate those individuals (female and/or male) who meet the selection criteria as set forth in the attached 2019 WINU Honorary Doctorate Nomination Form, in recognition of their often tireless work, many times unnoticed, and sometimes at great personal sacrifice.

Please feel free to disseminate this announcement and the attached nomination form to your WINU Education Region, and your respective tribal governments, associations, organizations, and consortiums for their inclusion and assistance in recognizing the accomplishments of those individuals who merit our respect and gratitude for their exemplary lives of service and humility.

The Honorary Doctorates are:

Honorary Doctorate to Indigenous Educators or Indigenous-serving Educators that is earned through life long academic endeavors for the benefit of Indigenous peoples both nationally and internationally; and/or

Honorary Doctorate to Indigenous Elders/Knowledge Holders of WINU member countries.

Nominations Open: January 15, 2019

Nominations Due: March 30, 2019

Recipients Confirmed: April 30, 2019

Awards Conferred: July 31 – August 5, 2019

Nominators and Recipients are invited and encouraged to attend the 2019 WINU Awards Ceremony to be held during the 2019 WINHEC/WINU Annual General Meetings set for July 31 2019 to August 5, 2019 at Hualien, Taiwan.

If Awardee is not able to attend in person, arrangements can be made for In-Country Award Ceremony. More information is to come.

Please submit nomination forms and supporting documentation to Dr. Peter Hanohano by e-mail at, by March 30, 2019. Thank you.


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