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Sep 01

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LAMA at First Stewards 2014 Symposium in Washington DC

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Malia Nobrega-Olivera, LAMA Director and HSHK Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, was invited to participate in the First Stewards 2014 Symposium in Washington DC.  The theme for this years symposium was “United  Indigenous  Voices  Address Sustainability: Climate  Change  & Traditional  Places”.  Malia spoke on the Rights and Responsibilities panel that discussed the following-
“Indigenous communities have used certain places that have special meaning to them for a long time, and perform duties and tasks in these places because they are morally right or legally required. The Rights and Responsibilities Panel addresses the question of: What should indigenous communities be morally or legally allowed to have, get or do in regards to these places, particularly in light of the long-term change in the earth’s climate?”

This was a great opportunity to network with other colleagues and to create new partnerships for HSHK.  Participants included industry, policy, and indigenous leaders from the continental U.S., American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Hawaiʻi.

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