On February 23, 2012, the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawai`i Community Stewardship Network, Papa Ola Lokahi, and the Nature Conservancy held a one-day workshop on the strategic application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in Hawai`i. ELP provided support for the one-day workshop, which was held at the law school.
The one-day workshop provided practicing attorneys, students, and others with practical instruction and assistance on how to use the NEPA process not only as a shield to protect native interests from the encroachments of a proposed Federal activity but also as a sword to advance a wide range of native economic, environmental, cultural, political, and other interests. A number of ELP students attended the workshop, including Ana Won Pat Borja (3L) and Mike Howell (3L).
If you were unable to make the one-day workshop, you can view a video recording of the workshop by clicking on the links below. The password to access the videos is – nepa.