Meetings on Native Hawaiian Recognition

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Meetings on Native Hawaiian Recognition

with the U.S. Department of the Interior

The U.S. Department of the Interior will be holding a series of statewide meetings to discuss Native Hawaiian recognition and solicit comment from the public.

Olelo will be providing LIVE coverage of meetings on Oahu, Kauai, and Maui on our channels and streaming online.

Mahalo to Akaku Maui Community TV for providing coverage of meetings on Lanai and Molokai.

Mahalo to Na Leo O Hawaii Access Center for providing coverage of meetings on Hawaii Island.

Links to videos of those meetings and rebroadcast schedules will be posted on this site when they are available.

Public comment may be submitted up until August 19th, 2014. See the bottom of this page for more information or click HERE.

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note: This page is frequently updated, please check back for the latest information.

Past Meetings

Date and Time: Location: Watch On Demand: Rebroadcast Info:
Monday, June 23
9:00am – 12:00pm
Honolulu, Oahu
Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium
415 S Beretania St
6/29/2014 6:30pm OLELO49
6/30/2014 8:00am OLELO49
7/1/2014 12:00pm OLELO49
7/2/2014 8:00am OLELO49
Monday, June 23
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Waimanalo, Oahu
Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School
41-1330 Kalanianaole Highway
6/30/2014 11:30am OLELO49
7/2/2014 6:00pm OLELO49
7/3/2014 8:00am OLELO49
7/8/2014 9:00am OLELO49
Tuesday, June 24
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Waianae, Oahu
Nanaikapono Elementary School
89-153 Mano Ave
7/3/2014 12:30pm OLELO49
7/7/2014 7:00pm OLELO49
7/8/2014 12:00pm OLELO49
7/10/2014 12:30pm OLELO49
Wednesday, June 25
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kaneohe, Oahu
Heeia Elementary School
46-202 Haiku Road
7/4/2014 5:30pm OLELO49
7/7/2014 1:30pm OLELO49
7/11/2014 10:30am OLELO54
7/12/2014 7:00am OLELO54
Thursday, June 26
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kapolei, Oahu
Makakilo Elementary School
92-675 Anipeahi Street
7/5/2014 8:30pm OLELO49
7/9/2014 2:30pm OLELO49
7/12/2014 10:30am OLELO54
7/13/2014 8:30am OLELO54
Friday, June 27
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Lanai Senior Center
309 7th Street
Watch (Vimeo) Akaku Maui Community Media
Ph: (808) 871-5554
Saturday, June 28
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Kaunakakai Elementary School
30 Ailoa Street
Watch (Vimeo) Akaku Maui Community Media
Ph: (808) 871-5554
Monday, June 30
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Waimea, Kauai
Waimea High School
9707 Tsuchiya Road
7/9/2014 8:00pm OLELO49
7/13/2014 12:30pm OLELO54
7/14/2014 10:30am OLELO49
7/18/2014 11:30am OLELO49
Tuesday, July 1
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kapaa, Kauai
Kapaa Elementary School
4885 Kawaihau Rd
7/12/2014 6:00pm OLELO54
7/13/2014 10:30pm OLELO54
7/20/2014 8:00am OLELO54
7/21/2014 11:30am OLELO54
Wednesday, July 2
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Hilo, Hawaii Island
Keaukaha Elementary School
240 Desha Avenue
Watch ( Na Leo O Hawaii
Kona: (808) 329-9617
Hilo: (808) 935-8874
Thursday, July 3
10:00am – 1:00pm
Waimea, Hawaii Island
Waimea Community Center
65-1260 Kawaihae Road
Watch ( Na Leo O Hawaii
Kona: (808)329-9617
Hilo: (808) 935-8874
Thursday, July 3
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kona, Hawaii Island
Kealakehe High School
74-5000 Pohulihuli Street
Watch ( Na Leo O Hawaii
Kona: (808)329-9617
Hilo: (808) 935-8874
Saturday, July 5
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Hana, Maui
Hana High and Elementary School
Monday, July 7
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Lahaina, Maui
King Kamehameha III Elementary School
611 Front Street
Tuesday, July 8
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kahului, Maui
Pomaikai Elementary School
4650 S Kamehameha Ave

Public Comment

In addition to public meetings, comments can be submitted online through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: or via U.S. mail to:

Office of the Secretary
Department of the Interior, Room 7329
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240

Please use Regulation Identifier Number 1080-AB05 in your message. Comments must be submitted on or before August 19, 2014.

For further information contact:

John Strylowski, Office of the Secretary
Phone: (202) 208-3071 (not a toll-free number)

To be most useful, and most likely to inform decisions on the content of a potential administrative rule, comments should:

o Be specific;
o Be substantive;
o Explain the reasoning behind the comments, and
o Address the issues outlined in the ANPRM

Native Hawaiian organizations are strongly encouraged to hold their own meetings to develop comments on the issues outlined in the ANPRM, and to share the outcomes of those meetings with the DOI.