Native Hawaiian Federal Interagency Working Group
The Native Hawaiian Federal Interagency Working Group was established with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in February 2011. The Working Group's stated purposes are to:
- Establish a process to assist federal agencies with the identification of impediments to meaningful, regular, and appropriate consultation with Native Hawaiian Organizations as required by law, regulation, and policy; and develop information and recommendations to assist federal agencies with their consultation with Native Hawaiian Organizations.
- Assist federal agencies with their compliance activities associated with the administration of federal programs that directly and/or uniquely affect the Native Hawaiian community.
Current members of the Working Group are the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment (DUSD (I&E)) within the Department of Defense, and the Office of Native Hawaiian Relations which has the lead in organizing the Working Group. Additional federal agencies may join the Working Group by signing the MOU.