KAUA‘I AND EAST HAWAI‘I CONSULTATION MEETINGS ON DRAFT NAGPRA CONSULTATION PROTOCOL

Aloha kakou!

Please help us to spread the word about these upcoming consultations on Kaua‘i and East Hawai‘i on the Draft NAGPRA Consultation Protocol.

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Native Hawaiian Relations, is conducting community consultation meetings regarding its draft Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Consultation Protocol.  The NAGPRA Consultation Protocol will guide the bureaus and agencies within the U.S. Department of the Interior, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. National Park Service, and U.S. Geological Survey, in their conduct of consultation pursuant to NAGPRA in Hawai‘i.  Each meeting will begin with a 20-minute overview of NAGPRA which addresses the appropriate handling and disposition of iwi kupuna, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony from federal lands and Hawaiian home lands.

Meetings are being held from August through November statewide.  The upcoming scheduled meetings are as follows:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i

Kapa‘a Neighborhood Center

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Waimea, Kaua‘i

Waimea Neighborhood Center

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nā‘ālehu, Hawai‘i

Nā‘ālehu Community Center

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pāhoa, Hawai‘i

Pāhoa Community Center

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hilo, Hawai‘i

To Be Announced/Pending

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Additional meetings are planned for O‘ahu and Moloka‘i.  Please note the different start times.

The Office of Native Hawaiian Relations anticipates noticing a formal 60-day comment period with a revised Draft NAGPRA Consultation Protocol following the consultations.

For more information, please contact Lisa C. Oshiro in the Honolulu office of the Office of Native Hawaiian Relations by phone at (808) 792-9555 or via e-mail to lisa_oshiro@ios.doi.gov.

Mahalo!

Lisa C. Oshiro

Policy Analyst

U.S. Department of the Interior

Office of Native Hawaiian Relations

300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 5-311

Honolulu, Hawaii 96850

(808) 792-9540 (main)

(808) 792-9555 (direct)

(808) 792-9583 (fax)

Lisa_Oshiro@ios.doi.gov