ACHP Policy Statement on the ACHP's Interaction with Native Hawaiian Organizations (2008)

May 13, 2008

Under the National Historic Preservation Act, Native Hawaiian organizations are afforded the opportunity to participate in the national historic preservation program. This policy sets forth principles that guide ACHP interaction with Native Hawaiian organizations as it carries out its responsibilities under the NHPA. It also provides guidance to the ACHP and its staff and serves as the foundation for ACHP policies and procedures affecting Native Hawaiian issues.

Native Hawaiians, the indigenous people of our 50th state, bring a culture to this country that is unique. The ACHP is committed to fully considering the values of Native Hawaiians as it carries out its responsibilities under the National Historic Preservation Act. Furthermore, the ACHP recognizes the significant contribution that Native Hawaiians have and continue to make to the enrichment of this nation.

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