Thursday, November 8, 2012
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) would like to invite interested parties to meet as part of on-going consultation for the recent iwi kūpuna findings by the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.
The purpose of this meeting is to allow interested parties to learn more about recent discoveries of iwi kupuna and give everyone an opportunity to share their views and concerns and ask questions. We are interested in finding descendant families possibly affiliated with the discovered iwi kupuna and any information that pertains to 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 Hawai`i burial laws and administrative rules.
Those with lineal ties to, cultural knowledge, concern or religious attachment to cultural and/or historic resources along the project alignment are encouraged to join the project’s Native Hawaiian Outreach Program 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.