The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to invite recognized cultural descendants, applicants for recognition and other interested parties to meet as part of on-going consultation for recent iwi kupuna findings by the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. The next meeting will be held:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The purpose of this meeting is to start discussions about the burial treatment plan with recognized cultural descendants and others that may have knowledge of families possibly affiliated with the iwi kupuna that were found during the archaeological inventory survey and other burials in the Honolulu ahupua’a, especially along Halekauwila Street between Keawe and Ahui Streets. Information related to the recent archaeological work can be found at www.HonoluluTransit.org/Planning.
All iwi kupuna found in burial sites will be considered as previously identified and treatment decisions will be made in consultation with the O’ahu Island Burial Council and lineal and cultural descendants in accordance with the Hawai’i burial law and administrative rules.
In addition, those with lineal and cultural ties to, cultural knowledge, or religious attachment to cultural and/or historic resources along the project alignment are encouraged to join the project’s Native Hawaiian Outreach mailing list to stay informed of upcoming meetings and be provided with the latest project information. Interested parties can go to www.HonoluluTransit.org/Outreach to sign-up and indicate their level of interest.