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Cultural Integration

Incorporate Native Hawaiian culture into current natural resource conservation practice to build a modern Hawaiian conservation ethic.

A priority of the Hawaii Conservation Alliance is to ensure Native Hawaiian cultural values and practices are adequately integrated into contemporary conservation strategies. Through its Cultural Subcommittee, the Alliance has strived to incorporate Native Hawaiian perspectives in devising all of its existing conservation programs and events, and to increase the participation of Native Hawaiian community groups and organizations in local conservation initiatives. To advance these efforts, the Alliance is developing a cultural curriculum to build internal and external capacity among agencies and organizations participating in conservation efforts throughout Hawaii. The Alliance has begun compiling existing resources and calling upon its membership to provide input for the development of the cultural curriculum and series of training workshops.