Consultation With Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs)
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. This Instruction:
a. Reissues Directive-Type Memorandum 11-001 (Reference (a)) as a DoD Instruction in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5134.01 (Reference (b)).
b. Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for DoD consultation with NHOs when proposing actions that may affect a property or place of traditional religious and cultural importance to an NHO.
c. Provides the DoD Components in Hawaii with a framework to develop localized processes to facilitate consultation.
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:
a. Applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the DoD (IG DoD), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD with consultation responsibilities to NHOs (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. Is intended only to improve the internal management of the DoD Components regarding their consultation responsibilities and is not intended to, nor does it, create any right, benefit, or trust responsibility, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or equity by any party against the DoD, its Components, officers, or any person.