Ka Wai Ola

Waikoloa Ahupua‘a, South Kohala, Island of Hawai‘i

ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) to support environmental permitting associated with the proposed development of TMKs: (3) 6-8-002:005, 006, 028, 029, and 030, located in Waikoloa Ahupua‘a, South Kohala, Island of Hawai‘i. This CIA will serve as a companion document to the environmental documentation being prepared in compliance with HRS Chapter 343.

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 properties, 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.


North Kohala District, Island of Hawai‘i

All persons having information concerning unmarked burials on a roughly 40-acre property (TMK: (3) 5-9-001:008) in Kahuā 1st Ahupua‘a, North Kohala District, Island of Hawai‘i are hereby requested to contact Dr. Bob Rechtman, ASM Affiliates, Inc. (808) 969-6066, 507A E. Lanikaula St., Hilo, HI 96720, and/or Mr. Kea Calpito, DLNR-SHPD Burial Sites Program (808) 933-7653, 40 Po‘okela St., Hilo, HI 96720.

There is an existing DLNR-SHPD approved Burial Treatment Plan that addresses some of these burials, but a proposed change in land use necessitates updating that plan and including additional burials that have been discovered subsequent to the approval of that plan.

Appropriate treatment of the remains will occur in accordance with HRS, Chapter 6E, respective to this burial site. The landowner intends to preserve the burial in place, following the preparation of a Burial Treatment Plan 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 DLNR-SHPD adequately demonstrating lineal descent from these specific Native Hawaiian remains, or cultural descent from ancestors once residing or buried in the same ahupua‘a or moku.


Burial Notice

NOTICE TO INTERESTED PARTIES IS HEREBY GIVEN that an in situ human burial site, designated as State Inventory of Historic Places (SIHP) # 50-80-14-7066 Feature 178, and additional isolated human skeletal remains designated as part of SIHP # -7066 Feature 170, and SIHP # -7067 (a previously identified in situ burial site), were identified by Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. during the course of data recovery fieldwork conducted in 2013, related to the Princess Ka‘iulani Hotel Redevelopment Project, Waikīkī Ahupua‘a, Honolulu (Kona) District, O‘ahu, TMKs: [1] 2-6-022:001 and 041.

Following the procedures of Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 6E-43, and Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 13-300, these remains are believed to be over 50 years old. Based on the context, they are reasonably believed to be Native Hawaiian.

Background research indicates that these remains were located on or near the border between Land Commission Award (LCA) 104 F.L.:5, awarded during the Māhele to M. Kekūanao‘a, and LCA 2084:3, awarded to Keohokahina. Other LCAs in the project area or its vicinity are: LCA 1506 to Waikīkī, Wahine; LCA 2006:3 to Male; LCA 2079:1 to Kauhola; LCA 2082:2 to Kuene; LCA 6324 to Kameheu; and LCA 8559 B:31 to W.C. Lunalilo.

The landowner is Kyo-ya Ka‘iulani, LLC. The contact person with Kyo-ya for this burial notice is Mr. Michael Takayama, Director of Real Estate [2255 Kalākaua Ave., 4F, Honolulu, HI, 96815, TEL (808) 931-8621]. Prior archaeological work within the Princess Ka‘iulani Redevelopment project area between 2011 and 2015 has resulted in prior finds of human skeletal remains and burial sites. Appropriate treatment for these prior finds has been worked out in consultation with the recognized Native Hawaiian cultural descendants, the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD), the landowner, and the O‘ahu Island Burial Council (OIBC).

The landowner proposes that the in situ burial (SIHP # -7066 Feature 178) and the fragmentary previously disturbed remains (SIHP # -7066 Feature 170 and SIHP # -7067) be preserved in place within established burial preserve areas. However, the decision to preserve in place or relocate these previously identified human remains shall be made by the OIBC in consultation with the SHPD and any recognized lineal and/or cultural descendants, per the requirements of HAR Chapter 13-300-33. Appropriate treatment shall occur in accordance with HAR Chapter 13-300-38.

All interested persons having any knowledge of the identity or history of these human remains are requested with 30 days of the publication of this notice to contact Ms. Regina Hilo, SHPD Burial Site Specialist, at 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 555, Kapolei, Hawai‘i 96707 [TEL (808) 692-8015, FAX (808) 692-8020]. All interested parties shall file descendancy claim forms and/or provide information to the SHPD adequately demonstrating lineal descent from these specific human remains or cultural descent from ancestors buried in the same ahupua‘a or district.