Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law conducted an I Mana i ka Wai Water Law and Advocacy Training for Department of Hawaiian Home Land beneficiaries over Zoom.
Post-J.D. Fellows Luʻukia Nakanelua, ’19 and Uʻilani Tanigawa Lum ’19 coordinated the training. The two-part training included sessions on Hawaiʻi water law, context on the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act and Water Policy Plan, the Department’s recent water reservation request on Maui, and updates on relevant litigation. Ka Huli Ao Research Assistant, and 2nd year law student, Hiʻilei Casco taught a session on community advocacy tools and next steps.
The I Mana i ka Wai Trainings are a part of Ka Huli Ao’s on-going partnership with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (“DHHL”) and seek to co-power beneficiaries across the pae ʻāina. To read more about our trainings, visit our Outreach and Training page.