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Honolulu Rail Transit
Kuʻiwalu is prepared to assist HART in compliance with the State Historic Preservation Review process, specifically Chapter 6E of the Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, as well as facilitate timely review and approval of project activities, including permitting, planning, construction, etc. Consulting and coordination with cultural and lineal descendants, O‘ahu Island Burial Council, State Historic Preservation Division, State Department of Land & Natural Resources, and other regulatory agencies.
 
 
 
Asia Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (APDR3) – Strategic Planning 
 
Ku‘iwalu facilitated on behalf of APDR3 a one-day strategic planning workshop to assist the APDR3 Board and working group to develop goals and objectives related to their educational mission. Ku‘iwalu’s role included pre-planning design, facilitation, and summary notes. 
 
 
 
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management – Facilitate Community Engagement and Public Scoping Meetings on Leasing Process for Potential Offshore Wind Farms
 
Ku‘iwalu was retained by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to facilitate 2 community outreach meetings and 3 public scoping meetings on O‘ahu for the Hawaiʻi Wind Energy Environmental Assessment. The goal was to seek public comment regarding the identification of historic properties or potential impacts to historic properties located in two areas spanning approximately 485,000 acres of submerged lands in federal waters offshore of O‘ahu.
 
 
 
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Office of Planning – National Estuarine Research Reserve System
 
Kuʻiwalu was retained by DBEDT’s Office of Planning to plan and facilitate public meetings on O‘ahu for the development of a National Estuarine Research Reserve System Hawaiʻi site management plan and NEPA document.
 
 
 
Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)
Hawaiʻi Interisland Renewable Energy Program – Wind
(Cultural and Environmental Compliance)
 
Ku‘iwalu is part of the consultant team headed by AECOM to prepare the Federal Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, the State Environmental Impact Statement and the Cultural Impact Assessment. Ku‘iwalu’s principal responsibility is to manage the community engagement process for both the Federal Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the State Cultural Impact Assessment. The EIS process will consider potential wind farm developments on two of Hawai‘i’s most rural islands, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i, whose residents rely on the natural resources for subsistence. This project will also evaluate the environmental and cultural issues related to the undersea cable that will potentially transmit energy from the County of Maui to O‘ahu, as well as potential environmental issues related to landing sites near Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i in Kāne‘ohe, Honolulu Harbor, or Pearl Harbor.
 
 
 
Department of Land & Natural Resources – Facilitate public meeting for the Draft Hā‘ena CBSFA Management Plan
 
Kuʻiwalu was retained by DLNR through DBEDT’s Office of Planning to facilitate a public meeting on Kauaʻi to receive comments relating to the Hā‘ena Community Based Subsistence Fishing Area Management Plan.
 
 
 
Fifield Companies
Allure Waikīkī Condominium Project
(Cultural Facilitation)

Ku‘iwalu was contracted by the Fifield Companies to provide assistance with their cultural resource management and consultation needs in the development of their luxury condominium project – the Allure Waikīkī. As with all of our cultural resource management projects, we implemented a proactive plan to ensure timely compliance with historic preservation mandates to ensure that construction activities proceed in a timely and efficient manner – this was done with thoughtful coordination between Ku‘iwalu, Fifield, recognized cultural descendants, the archaeological consultant, the State Historic Preservation Division, and the O‘ahu Island Burial Council. Ku‘iwalu was responsible for meeting with government agencies, native Hawaiian descendants and organizations and gathering support to facilitate the development of the project.
 
 
 
Iolani PalaceFriends of ‘Iolani Palace
Facilitation of a Visioning Project for ‘Iolani Palace 2050
(Strategic Planning)
Ku‘iwalu was contracted by the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace to facilitate the visioning project for ‘Iolani Palace. Ku‘iwalu researched and identified key individuals and groups, and held interviews and "talk story" sessions to discuss their perception, vision (current and future), preservation, sovereignty and other issues, as they related to ‘Iolani Palace in the future. All of the information gathered during these sessions were documented and provided to the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace for their review and implementation as deemed appropriate.
 
 
 
Friends of Moku‘ula, United States Army Corps of Engineers
Mokuhinia Ecosystem Restoration Project
(Cultural Facilitation)
 
Ku‘iwalu was retained by the Friends of Moku‘ula and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to facilitate public meetings and engage the community regarding the restoration of Moku‘ula, a fishpond that previously had an island in its center and was a favorite dwelling of the ali‘i class. When the capital of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i moved to Honolulu, Moku‘ula fell into disrepair to the point where it was filled and made into a baseball field. Ku‘iwalu is engaging the community regarding plans to restore the fishpond and aquatic ecosystem that once thrived there.
 
 
 
Howard Hughes Corp LogoThe Howard Hughes Corporation
Ward Master Plan
(Cultural Facilitation)

Ku‘iwalu has been retained by The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) to provide cultural consultation services for the planning and design of their 20-year Master Plan for their 60 acres of land in the Kaka‘ako district. This service specifically entails assisting HHC in developing proactive measures to address culturally sensitive issues, in particular, the culturally appropriate management of native Hawaiian burials. The proactive measures included consulting with potential lineal and cultural descendants who may have ancestors buried within the 60 acres of the proposed development. Ku‘iwalu was formerly retained by General Growth Properties and helped to facilitate the settlement and dismissal of a contested case hearing in regards to cultural and historic preservation concerns related to the Master Plan Development. Ms. Chang was also retained to facilitate the consultation process with the cultural descendants, State Historic Preservation Division and the Oʻahu Island Burial Council  in the reinterment of the iwi kūpuna discovered during construction of the Ward Villages Project.
 
 
 
General Growth Properties (GGP)
Ala Moana Shopping Center Renovations

(Cultural Facilitation)

Ku‘iwalu is currently retained by GGP to provide cultural consultation services for the planning and design of their Ala Moana Shopping Center expansion projects. This service specifically entails assisting GGP in developing proactive measures to address culturally sensitive issues, in particular, the culturally appropriate management of native Hawaiian burials. The proactive measures include consulting with potential lineal and cultural descendants who may have ancestors buried within the Ala Moana Shopping Center area.
 
 
MK Development Consulting LLC - 133 Ka‘iulani and Kaka‘ako Projects
 
Ku‘iwalu is currently retained by MK Development Consulting to provide cultural consultation services for their 133 Ka‘iulani and Kaka‘ako projects. This service specifically entails assisting MK Development in developing proactive measures to address culturally sensitive issues, in particular, the culturally appropriate management of native Hawaiian burials. The proactive measures include consulting with potential lineal and cultural descendants who have a connection to the Honolulu and Waikīkī Ahupua‘a.
 
 
 
Hawai‘i Community Development Authority (HCDA)
(Public Outreach / Media Relations)
 
Ku‘iwalu was awarded a consultant services contract to develop a comprehensive strategy and implementation plan for community outreach for HCDA for the various initiatives proposed by HDCA. Ku‘iwalu conducted a communication’s audit to determine the effectiveness of HCDA’s written material to effectively communicate its mission, media relations, and provided strategic counsel to HCDA to positively position HCDA to fulfill its mission to transform Kaka‘ako and Kalaeloa as an economically and socially vibrant community. Ku‘iwalu’s role included facilitating public meetings, developing a strategic approach to address the issues surrounding Kewalo Harbor and its tenants, as well as assisting in the community planning for the Mauka and Makai area rules.
 
 
 
Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC)
(Public Outreach / Media Relations)
 
KIRC is a state agency with the responsibility for managing the island of Kaho‘olawe which was formerly used as a training ground and bombing range for the Armed Forces of the United States. Ku‘iwalu was responsible for the public outreach and community involvement campaigns for the KIRC. This contract involved the development of a media campaign to educate the general public and stakeholders – native Hawaiian community, fishing community, federal, state, and county agencies, and private interests – on the cultural significance of the island and the continued dangers of unexploded ordnance. Ku‘iwalu coordinated the development of educational and multi-media materials for public distribution.
 
 
 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, Bureau of Ocean Management and State Office of Planning – Marine Mapping 
 
Ku‘iwalu was retained by NOAA, BOEM, and OP to facilitate community meetings on the six major Hawaiian Islands to develop maps of ocean and marine resources. Most of the attendees represented Native Hawaiian Organizations, federal, state, and county regulatory agencies, and related ocean stakeholders. Ku‘iwalu’s role included pre-planning, facilitation, and summary notes. 
 
 
 
Outrigger Enterprises, Inc. (OEI)
Beachwalk Redevelopment Project
(Cultural Facilitation)


Ku‘iwalu was contracted by OEI to provide assistance with their cultural resource management consultation needs in the redevelopment of their Waikīkī projects. Our services involved implementation of a proactive plan to ensure timely compliance with historic preservation mandates while ensuring that construction activities proceed in a timely and efficient manner.  Ku‘iwalu was responsible for overseeing the archaeological and cultural resource management services and gathering support and addressing concerns of the various stakeholders (native Hawaiian descendants and organizations, government agencies, and private enterprises) involved in this project.
 
 
 
Sandwich Isles Communications, Inc. (SIC)
Statewide Fiber Optic Cable Project
(Environmental Planning / Cultural Facilitation)

SIC is a rural telephone company that is installing underground fiber optic cables through existing State Department of Transportation and County roadways for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Ku‘iwalu was responsible for, among several other responsibilities, cultural resource management compliance and conducting statewide community and individual meetings with agencies and native Hawaiian organizations during the planning and construction activities for the SIC project. We were responsible for gathering support and addressing concerns of the various stakeholders (native Hawaiian communities, government agencies, and private enterprises) involved in this project.
 
 
 
Smithsonian Institute – Marine Global Network
 
Ku‘iwalu facilitated a two-day workshop on behalf of the Smithsonian Institute (SI) in Hawai‘i to discuss SI’s initiative to establish the first marine global network in Hawai‘i. The attendees included cultural practitioners, native Hawaiian fisherman, federal, state, and county agencies. The workshop culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Smithsonian Institute and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa to establish the first marine global site in Kāne‘ohe Bay. Ku‘iwalu also prepared a final report summarizing the workshop. Ku‘iwalu’s role included pre-planning, facilitation, and summary report. 
 
 
 
Turtle Bay ResortTurtle Bay Resort (TBR) – Revised Master Planning and Supplemental Impact Statement Process (Cultural Facilitation / Environmental Planning)
Ku‘iwalu is currently retained by retained by Turtle Bay Resorts to provide cultural consultation and community engagement services for the development of the Revised Master Plan for the 800+ acres of land in Kahuku for the proposed resort development expansion. Ku‘iwalu’s role is to facilitate the compliance with the Historic Preservation Review Process, including issues related to archaeological inventory and the cultural impact assessment associated with the supplemental environmental impact statement. Ms. Chang also facilitates the consultation process with the Kahuku Burial Committee, State Historic Preservation Division, and the O‘ahu Island Burial Council to address culturally sensitive issues, in particular, the culturally appropriate management of native Hawaiian burials.
 
 
Remove Rats Restore Hawaii logoUnited States Fish and Wildlife Service / Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), UH Manoa
Remove Rats, Restore Hawai‘i
(Cultural Facilitation / Environmental Planning)

Ku‘iwalu was retained by PCSU to develop a community and communications outreach plan for the collaborative federal (US Fish and Wildlife Services and the Natural Resources Section of the US Army Environmental Division) and state (Department of Land and Natural Resources) Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to preserve and protect native species from the devastating effects of rodents. Ku‘iwalu’s primary role was to facilitate public education awareness about the effects of rodents on native species, in particular its adverse effects on native Hawaiians’ ability to exercise traditional and customary gathering practices of these valuable resources. This effort involves the development of a strategic statewide plan to educate the community, in particular the native Hawaiian community, and solicit their support during the environmental review process.
 
 
 
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH)
Comprehensive Management Plan for Mauna Kea Science Reserve
(Community Engagement / Environmental Planning)


Ku‘iwalu was retained by UH to prepare the Comprehensive Management
Plan for the Mauna Kea Science Reserve (CMP). The preparation of the
CMP has involved extensive review of previous management and master
plans, and environmental reports (both state and federal environmental
assessments and impact statements). The critical component of the CMP
has been developing both traditional forms of public outreach (public meetings and mail outs) and more local small talk story sessions in venues that are more conducive to rural communities, in particular native Hawaiian communities to solicit a wide array of input. This effort has involved coordination with native Hawaiian organizations, and scientific, educational, recreational and regulatory agencies to forge partnerships to address the very culturally and environmentally sensitive issues related to managing the cultural and natural resources on Mauna Kea.
 
 
 
U.S. Department of Army – Facilitate Public Meeting regarding Mākua Valley 
 
Ku‘iwalu was retained to facilitate several public meetings in Wai‘anae in regards to the Army’s compliance with the federal court’s order related to archaeological and marine resources. Ku‘iwalu’s role included pre-planning and facilitation. 
 
 
 
U.S. Department of Energy – Preparation of Initial Preliminary Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
 
Ku‘iwalu was retained by the U.S. Department of Energy to assist in preparing a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for USDOE and UH/HNEI review. Ku‘iwalu’s role included compiling, tracking, answering, resolving internal review comments on the initial and concurrent versions of the Draft PEIS, coordination with project partners, meeting logistics, data collection and analyses, communication coordination and outreach.
 
 
 
U.S. Department of Interior – Facilitate Statewide Public Meeting on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Federal Recognition)
 
Ku‘iwalu was retained to facilitate 15 statewide public meetings on the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) on whether the Secretary of Interior should adopt an administrative rule to re-establish a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community. These were contentious and well-attended public meetings on all of the 6 major Hawaiian Islands to receive public comment on the ANPRM. Ku‘iwalu’s role included pre-planning, meeting logistics, facilitation, and review of summary notes.
 
 
 
U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Insular Affairs – Facilitate Community Meetings in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
 
Kuʻiwalu was retained to facilitate and assist the Department of Interior’s Assistant Secretary for the Office of Insular Affairs. The primary role was to facilitate discussion with the Bikinians on the islands of Majuro, Kili and Ejit on the use of existing resettlement and relocation funds for relocation outside of the Marshall Islands.
 
 
 
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Cades Schutte
Wal-Mart Ke‘eaumoku
(Cultural Facilitation)

Ku‘iwalu was contracted by Cades Schutte to specifically facilitate and coordinate with the recognized Cultural Descendants, State Historic Preservation Division, O‘ahu Island Burial Council, Wal-Mart and other relevant parties the re-interment of the iwi kūpuna discovered on the Ke‘eaumoku Wal-Mart site. Ku‘iwalu was responsible for the drafting and coordination of a revised Burial Site Component of the Data Recovery Plan, regular meetings with the Cultural Descendants, public presentations before the O‘ahu Island Burial Council, and the logistical arrangements for the actual re-interment of the iwi kūpuna which was completed in December 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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