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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Call for Nominations for 2012 Hawai‘i Cultural Stewardship Award

The Hawai‘i Cultural Stewardship Award is sponsored by the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology and Nāki‘ikeaho. This award celebrates the grassroots efforts of an individual or group working in the Native Hawaiian community that practices responsible cultural stewardship of Hawai‘i’s cultural heritage. With this award, the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology and Nāki‘ikeaho acknowledge the profound importance of engaging with such individuals and groups, and honoring their legacies and achievements.

This annual award is presented to an individual, group or organization to recognize their contributions and special achievements in the preservation, protection and perpetuation of Hawai‘i’s cultural resources through responsible cultural resource management, stewardship, and/or education efforts. This award is designed to acknowledge the successful contributions made by persons or organizations to the sustainable welfare of Hawai‘i’s cultural resources and their commitment to long-term stewardship of these resources.

Nomination Eligibility:

· Individual, group, or organization that works in the Native Hawaiian community and has made special achievements in the preservation, protection and perpetuation of Hawai‘i’s cultural resources through responsible cultural resource management, stewardship, and/or education efforts.

· The individual, group or organization must be from and/or work on the island where the SHA conference is being held unless otherwise stated. The 2012 SHA conference will be held in Keauhou, Hawaiʻi Island.

Nomination Criteria:

· Work in and with the Native Hawaiian community

· Commitment of substantial time and effort towards the proper long term stewardship of the cultural landscapes and resources of Hawai‘i

· Dedication to the education of others by demonstrating the benefits and importance of cultural resource stewardship

· Extensive leadership efforts in providing others incentive to become good stewards of cultural resources

· Effectiveness and creativity in raising public awareness of the issues and challenges that affect the proper stewardship of cultural resources

Nomination Process:

· Submit a letter of nomination describing the individual, group or organization that is being nominated and explain why they are deserving of this award

· Turn in any relevant supporting documents

· All materials must be in electronic format and emailed to hawaiistewardship@nakiikeaho.org

· This year SHA and Nākiʻikeaho members will have a chance to send in any manaʻo regarding the nominees before the awardee is chosen by the Stewardship committee.

Deadline for Nominations: June 30, 2012

Contact: Kelley L. Uyeoka, kelley@nakiikeaho.org

Previous Awardees:

2010 Na Pali Coast ‘Ohana – Kauaʻi

2011 Aunty Dana Naeole Hall – Maui

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