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ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the proposed Nākahili Subdivision located in Waikōloa Ahupua‘a, Island of Hawai‘i (TMKs: (3) 6-8-002:005, 006, 028, 029, and 030). We are seeking consultation with any community members that might have knowledge of traditional cultural uses of the proposed project area; or who are involved in any ongoing cultural practices that may be occurring on or in the general vicinity of the subject property, which may be impacted by the proposed project. If you have and can share any such information please contact Bob Rechtman brechtman@asmaffiliates.com, or Lauren Tam Sing ltamsing@asmaffiliates.com, phone (808) 969-6066, mailing address ASM Affiliates 507A E. Lanikāula Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

The U.S. Army Garrison, Hawai‘i, is seeking consulting parties for the development of a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) comprehensive agreement for Fort DeRussy, a 40-acre parcel in the ahupua‘a of Waikïkï, Kona District, Island of O‘ahu (TMK: (1)2-6-005:001). The NAGPRA comprehensive agreement will address all anticipated land management activities at Fort DeRussy that could result in the intentional excavation or inadvertent discovery of NAGPRA cultural items, including human remains. The U.S. Army will enter into this agreement with lineal descendants from Native Hawaiian Organizations that are or are likely to be affiliated with, or have demonstrated a cultural relationship with, human remains that have been or may be discovered on Federal lands at Fort DeRussy. If you or members of your organization are interested in participating as a consulting party for the development of the NAGPRA comprehensive agreement for Fort DeRussy and claim cultural affiliation with human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony that may be present at Fort DeRussy, please contact, Mr. Richard Davis, Cultural Resources Manager, at usarmy.schofield.id-pacific.mbx.usag-hi-cultural-resources1@mail.mil for future consultation meeting information. According to NAGPRA (25 U.S.C §3001(2)), cultural affiliation means that there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced historically or prehistorically between present day Native Hawaiian Organization and an identifiable earlier group.


All persons having information concerning an unmarked burial present within TMK: (3) 1-4-028:033 and 034, a 4.099-acre parcel in Wa‘awa‘a Ahupua‘a, Puna District, Island of Hawai‘i are hereby requested to contact Jordan Calpito, Burial Sites Specialist, State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD), (808) 933-7650, 40 Po‘okela Street, Hilo, HI 96720 or Alan Haun, Haun & Associates, 73-4161 Kaao Rd., Kailua Kona, HI 96740, (808) 325-2402. Treatment of the burial will occur in accordance with HRS, Chapter 6E. The applicant, Merrill Mazza, proposes to preserve the burial in place, in accordance with a plan prepared in consultation with any identified descendants and with the approval of the Hawai‘i Island Burial Council. All interested parties should respond within thirty (30) days of this notice and provide information to SHPD adequately demonstrating lineal descent from the Native Hawaiian remains, or cultural descent from ancestors buried in the same district in which the Native Hawaiian remains are buried. Family names associated with the property ahupua‘a identified through historical document research include Pakaka (Grant No. 1363) and Manamana (Grant No. 2687).

Persons having information concerning an unmarked burial that oral information provided by the current land owner indicates is the grave of Elizabeth Bartels, a child that was interred sometime between 1894-1899 on a portion of on TMK: (3) 7-5-001:015 in Lanihau 2nd Ahupua‘a, North Kona District, Island of Hawai‘i. The Bartels family lived on the subject property between 1894-1899. Interested parties are requested to contact Lokelani Brandt, ASM Affiliates, (808) 969-6066, 507A E. Lanikaula St., Hilo, HI 96720, and/or Mr. Kea Calpito, DLNR-SHPD Burial Specialist (808) 430-5709, 40 Po‘okela St., Hilo, HI 96720.

Appropriate treatment of the remains will occur in accordance with HRS, Chapter 6E, respective to this burial site in consultation with any identified descendants and with the approval of the Hawai‘i Island Burial Council. All interested parties should respond within thirty (30) days of this notice.