Hawaiian Traditional and Customary Gathering Rights Project
Phase III of the Native Hawaiian Access Rights Project was completed at the end of December 2002. CZM conducted statewide focus group meetings regarding the SMA permitting process with the four County Planning Departments, Hawaiian community practitioners, landowners, developers, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the 1996 Public Access Shoreline Hawaii Rights Study Group. A final report with recommendations was distributed to all participants. Phase III provides recommendations and guidelines to assist the Counties in the determination of an appropriate means to fully consider traditional and customary access rights for Native Hawaiians within the SMA.
MACZAC has also developed a resolution regarding cultural resources on public lands. The PDF file is available below.