The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Historic Hawai’i Foundation, and the Department of the Interior’s Office of Native Hawaiian Relations are offering a free community seminar on February 22, 2020, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Native Hawaiian organizations’ (NHO) involvement in the national historic preservation program.
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act is a review process that offers NHOs the opportunity to advocate on their own behalf regarding the preservation of their traditional cultural places and recognizes that NHOs have expertise in the identification and evaluation of historic properties of religious and cultural significance to them.
The ACHP’s William Dancing Feather will speak on the panel presenting the new online course Native Hawaiian Organizations in the Section 106 Process during the day-long seminar. The training will provide a general overview of the National Historic Preservation Act and Section 106 regulations, the special legal rights and opportunities for Native Hawaiians, lessons learned from experienced practitioners, and advice for those involved in preservation activities.
“Native Hawaiians in the Section 106 Process is designed to promote better understanding among NHOs and members of the Native Hawaiian community about the Section 106 process and review of federal undertakings that have the potential to affect historic properties of religious and cultural significance to them,” said Valerie Hauser, Director of the ACHP Office of Native American Affairs.
The February 22 seminar is geared toward Native Hawaiian organizations and members of the Native Hawaiian community interested in preservation of historic properties, stewards of historic or cultural properties, and professionals who manage or contribute to Section 106 matters.
Register for the training.
Learn more about Section 106 eLearning courses offered by the ACHP.