Native Hawaiian Affairs

Kai Markell, Compliance Manager, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, leads an entry protocol ceremony at the site of the Burial Vault at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

DoDI: 4710.03 Native Hawaiian Organization Consultation

DoDI 4710.03 - Consultation with Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs) (PDF)

Updated December 2011 DoDI 47.03 - Consultatoin with NHOs, signed October 25, 2011, reissues DTM 11-001 as a DoD Instruction. It establishes policy, assigns responsibilities when proposing actions that may affect a property or place of traditional religous and cultural improtance to an NHO, and provides a framework for DoD Components to develop localized processes to facilitate consultation.

DUSD (Installations & Environment) Memorandum to Components (PDF)

Memorandum of Understanding Among Participating Agencies of the Native Hawaiian Federal Interagency Working Group (PDF)

The Native Hawaiian Federal Interagency Working Group provides guidance and assists federal agencies with their compliance activities associated with the administration and consultation with Native Hawaiian Organizations.

NHCCC Training

The DoD Native Hawaiian Cultural Communication Course (NHCCC) is taught by Native Hawaiian specialists in history, culture, intercultural communication and consultation, and legal experts. This FREE course provides valuable information for DoD employees whose work may have an effect on Native Hawaiians and for those already working with Native Hawaiians and Native Hawaiian Organizations. The training will include:

  • Hawaiian history
  • Introduction to Hawaiian concepts and cultures
  • Resources of special importance to Hawaiians
  • Federal laws, regulations, and policies that impact DoD consultation relationships with Native Hawaiian Organizations
  • The DoD Native Hawaiian Consultation Policy
  • Intercultural communications and relationship building
  • Strategies and practical steps for consulting with Native Hawaiians

NHO Consultation Resources


Military Presence in Hawaii (DOC)

The Apology - P. L. 103-150 (DOC)

Glossary of Hawaiian Expressions (DOC)

NHO Consultation Points-of-Contact (DOCX)

Recognizing Tribal Sovereignty and Cultural Traditions

Working to Fulfill Federal Trust Responsibilities

Protecting Natural and Cultural Resources

Consulting with Tribal Nations

Last Modified: 12 March 2014 at 07:26