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 U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to facilitate 2 community outreach meetings and 3 public scoping meetings on O‘ahu for the Hawai‘i 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 (DBEDT), Office of Planning – National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)
Ku‘iwalu was retained by DBEDT’s Office of Planning to plan and facilitate public meetings on O‘ahu for the development of a NERRS Hawai‘i site management plan and NEPA document. On January 19, 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the designation of He‘eia as the 29th NERR.
Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR) – Facilitate public meeting for the Draft Ha‘ena CBSFA Management Plan
Ku‘iwalu was retained by DLNR through DBEDT’s Office of Planning to facilitate a public meeting on Kaua‘i to receive comments relating to the Ha‘ena Community Based Subsistence Fishing Area Management Plan.
Friends of ‘Iolani Palace Facilitation of a Visioning Project for ‘Iolani Palace 2050
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.
NOAA, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and DBEDT's Office of Planning – Marine Mapping
Ku‘iwalu was retained by NOAA, BOEM, and DBEDT's Office of Planning 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.
Smithsonian Institute – Marine Global Network
Ku‘iwalu facilitated a two-day workshop in Hawai‘i on behalf of the Smithsonian Institute to discuss their 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’s role included pre-planning, facilitation, and summary report.
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 Interior – Facilitate Statewide Public Meetings on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Federal Recognition)
Ku‘iwalu facilitated 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 held on 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
Ku‘iwalu was retained to facilitate and assist the DOI’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.