Native Hawaiian Affairs

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Overview of the Loko Paaiau Fishpond Restoration Project, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (as of January 2015). The final preservation and restoration plan for the pond will be developed by the Navy in 2015 based on input from the State Historic Preservation Division and Native Hawaiian Organizations.

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)

Department of the Interior List of NHOs (May 2014) (PDF)

The above hyperlink provides a PDF version of the Department's Native Hawaiian Organization Notification List. If you are a Federal or State agency, a private entity complying with consultation requirements pursuant to Federal law, or a Federally listed Native Hawaiian Organization, you may contact the Office of Native Hawaiian Relations to obtain an Excel version of the List. Please be sure to check periodically for updates which are reflected with the date indicated above.

DoD NAtive Hawaiian POCs (July 2014) (DOCX)

• Marine Corps Base Hawaii releases video, Mokapu: A Paradise on the Peninsula, Stories from Not So Long Ago (PDF)

A compilation of oral histories and images documenting the installation's pre-military inhabitants and conditions.

Recognizing Tribal Sovereignty and Cultural Traditions

Working to Fulfill Federal Trust Responsibilities

Protecting Natural and Cultural Resources

Consulting with Tribal Nations

Last Modified: 23 March 2015 at 07:41