Pohakuloa: Little Aloha for Culture

by Cory Harden

A recent report by the Pohakuloa cultural resources office shows that protecting cultural resources is an extremely low priority for the Army. Surveys to locate burials and archaeological features, and production of a video to educate Army personnel, proceed slowly. A listening session failed due to technical difficulties. The cultural resources manager temporarily has no internet access—staff have to go to headquarters and use a computer set up on a kitchen counter. Funding for the cultural resources office is uncertain. Meanwhile, millions are spent on actions that threaten Native Hawaiians’ cultural heritage.

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