The U.S. Department of the Interior has scheduled a series of three-hour public meetings in Hawaii and Native American communities on the mainland to solicit comments and feedback on whether and how the process of reestablishing a government-to-government relationship with Native Hawaiians should move forward.
Attendance at the meetings is not required for public comment, according to the department. Comments can be submitted online through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.Regulations.gov beginning later this week, or via U.S. mail, courier, or hand delivery to: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior, Room 7329, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240 (use Regulation Identifier Number 1090-AB05 in your message).
The public will have 60 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register to provide comments on this action, officials said Wednesday. Here is the meeting schedule:
Public Meetings in Hawaii: June 23 through July 8
Monday: Honolulu, 9:00 a.m., Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium
Monday: Waimanalo, 6:00 p.m., Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School
Tuesday: Waianae Coast, 6:00 p.m., Nanaikapono Elementary School
June 25: Kaneohe, 6:00 p.m., Heeia Elementary School
June 26: Kapolei, 6:00 p.m., Makakilo Elementary School
June 27: Lanai City, 6:00 p.m., Lanai Senior Center
June 28: Kaunakakai, 1:00 p.m., Kaunakakai Elementary School
June 30: Waimea, 6:00 p.m., Waimea Neighborhood Center
July 1, Kapaa, 6:00 p.m., Kapaa Elementary School
July 2: Hilo, 6:00 p.m., Keaukaha Elementary School
July 3: Waimea, 10:00 a.m., Waimea Community Center
July 3: Kona, 6:00 p.m., Kealakehe High School
July 5: Hana, 1:00 p.m., Hana High & Elementary School
July 7: Lahaina, 6:00 p.m., King Kamehameha III Elementary School
July 8: Kahului, 6:00 p.m., Pomaikai Elementary School
Indian Country Consultations: July 29 through Aug. 7
July 29, 9:00 a.m., Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, Minn.
July 30, 1:00 p.m., Rushmore Civic Center, Rapid City, S.D.
Aug. 1, 9:00 a.m., Tulalip Resort, Seattle
Aug. 5, 9:00 a.m., Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Aug. 7, 9:00 a.m., Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Conn.