The Notification List is meant to provide federal officials with a tool to help satisfy their notification and consultation obligations under such laws as the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. It is also hoped that the List will promote greater networking and articulation among all Native Hawaiian organizations. The basic assumption is that the more Native Hawaiian organizations know about each other and about federal actions in Hawai'i, the better opportunities there will be for increasing lokahi, collaboration and ho'opono whenever action is needed by kānaka maoli and nā pōki'i.