Latest News from Interior in Hawaiʻi 

Amakihi on Ohia Lehua
U.S. Department of the Interior announced today a final rule to create a pathway for reestablishing a formal government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community.
The Department of the Interior released a rule to clarify the process for Federal review of land exchanges involving Hawaiian home lands and amendments to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act proposed by the State of Hawai‘i.
Uhiuhi (Caesalpinia kavaiensis)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened a public comment period on its proposal to designate critical habitat on Hawai‘i Island, allowing further opportunity to comment on areas considered for exclusion in the final rule. Comment deadline is June 6, 2016.
Terraced Lo'i
The guide identifies Federal program and grant opportunities in health, housing, education, and labor for which members of the Native Hawaiian Community and Native Hawaiian organizations may apply.
Haleakalā Crater from above the clouds -- and a (video) Play button
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kris Sarri provides an overview of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 43 CFR part 50.
Kukui Leaves
Under the new proposal, the Native Hawaiian community — not the Federal government — would decide whether to reorganize a Native Hawaiian government, what form that government would take, and whether it would seek a government-to-government relationship with the United States.
Keiki hike Kīlauea Iki at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
9/2/2015 - Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites fourth grade students to visit for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Visit to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to federal recreation areas, including national parks.