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On April 14, 2022, the Senate confirmed 8 nominations to the Aha Moku Advisory Committee.

On April 4, 2022, the Senate committee on water and land Advised and consent to the nominations of Charles Young (Hawaii), Robert Lu’uwai (Maui), Walter Rawlins (Moloka’i), Winifred Basques (Lana’i), Rocky Kaluhiwa (O’ahu), Billy Ka’ohelaulii (Kaua’i), and Keith Robinson (Ni’ihau).

In response to the Senate Committee on Water and Land, the Association of Aha Moku Councils provided a joint testimony in opposition to GM 718, GM 719, GM 723 and GM 724 as violative of HRS Section 171-4.5(b).

The Winter 2022 Pacific Island Fisheries Newsletter produced by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council features “Updates from the ‘Aha Moku ‘Ohana”  (p.11).

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On March 8, 2022, the State Supreme Court rules in favor of taro farmers and Native Hawaiian practitioners, saying the state’s issuance of revocable permits to divert millions of gallons of water per day from East Maui was “not authorized” under the law. For more information, please refer to Maui News.


On March 3, 2022, the Senate Committee on Water and Land received eight nominations for the Aha Moku Advisory Committee. Listed are the nominees


On November 15, 2021, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) jointly released a new memorandum that commits to elevating Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ITEK) in federal scientific and policy processes.

OSTP and CEG began their work in 2021 by developing pathways for Tribal and Native community input and convening an interagency working group to inform the development of the guidance. This “Interagency Working Group on Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge” will include representatives from agencies across the Federal Government.

The Working Group will prepare the guidance document for a planned release in 2022.