Cultural Studies & Practices

The Kiamanu Project

The Kiamanu Project focuses on increasing community support for seabird conservation efforts through events and activities that bridge culture and science. Under the guidance of the Northwestern Hawaiian Island Native Hawaiian Cultural Work Group (CWG) — an advisory group to Papahānaumokuākea’s Monument Management Board–and their Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) Permit, the Kiamanu Project develops gathering and transport methods of salvage-appropriate seabirds within PMNM, manages the procurement, repositry, distribution, and provides educational opportunities and activities for the community around these resources.