Improving consultations on unique issues involving Native Hawaiian organizations is the purpose of the interagency working group established by the Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Defense (DOD), and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP).
Federal agencies are required to consult with Native Hawaiian organizations before taking any action with the potential to significantly affect Native Hawaiian resources, rights or lands. The working group will establish processes to help federal agencies identify impediments to regular, meaningful and appropriate consultations required by law, regulation and/or policy. It will also assist federal agencies with compliance activities in regard to Native Hawaiian organizations.
- Memorandum of Understanding Among Participating Agencies of the Native Hawaiian Federal Interagency Working Group
- Department of Defense: Memorandum – Consultation with Native Hawaiian Organizations
- Native Hawaiian Federal Interagency Working Group Press Release: Created by the DOI, DoD, and the ACHP