Notice of Inventory Completion: Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai'i at Hilo, Hilo, HI, 17736 [2016-07107]

Download as PDF 17736 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 30, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20457; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo, Hilo, HI AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Kamehameha Schools. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Kamehameha Schools, at the address in this notice by April 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Jason Jeremiah, Senior Manager, Cultural Resources, Community Engagement & Resources Group, Kamehameha Schools, 567 South King Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone (808) 523–6200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the Kamehameha Schools and in the physical custody of the University of Hawai1i at Hilo. The human remains ¯ were removed from Pakini Iki, Ka1u ¯ District, Hawai1i Island, Ka1u District, Hawai1i Island. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Mar 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the professional staff of Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo, in consultation with representatives of Aha Moku Advisory Committee; Department of Hawaiian Homelands; the Hawaiian ¯ Civic Club of Ka1u; the Hawai1i Island ¯ Burial Council; Hui Malama i Na ¯ Kupuna o Hawai1i Nei; the Kamehameha Schools (Landowners and NHO); and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. History and Description of the Remains Between 1955 and 1957, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from ¯ Waiahukini Rockshelter Site in Ka1u, Hawai1i Island, HI, which are on lands belonging to Kamehameha Schools (formerly Bishop Estate Trust). Excavations were under the direction of Professor William Bonk at the University of Hawai1i at Hilo (then called Hilo College) and the Bishop Museum. Three human teeth were identified in bags of midden deposit in the summer of 2014, which had been stored with the other excavated material from the site at University of Hawai1i at Hilo until the present time. No known individuals were identified. No funerary objects are present. Although some historical era artifacts were identified in the uppermost layers of Waiahukini, the human remains were identified in midden deposits dated to the pre-Contact era. These collections remain in the physical custody of University of Hawai1i at Hilo although control of the collections is with Kamehameha Schools. Determinations Made by the Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo Officials of the Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Aha Moku Advisory Committee (Moku o Keawe), Hawaiian ¯ Civic Club of Ka1u, Kamehameha PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Schools, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Jason Jeremiah, Senior Manager, Cultural Resources, Community Engagement & Resources Group, Kamehameha Schools, 567 South King Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone (808) 523–6200, by April 29, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Aha Moku Advisory Committee (Moku o Keawe), ¯ the Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka1u, Kamehameha Schools, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs may proceed. The Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo is responsible for notifying the Aha Moku Advisory Committee; Department of Hawaiian Homelands; the Hawaiian ¯ Civic Club of Ka1u Hawai1i Island Burial ¯ ¯ Council; Hui Malama i Na Kupuna o Hawai1i Nei; Kamehameha Schools (Landowners and NHO); and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that this notice has been published. Dated: February 25, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–07107 Filed 3–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20401; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Sheriff’s Office, Berrien County, Saint Joseph, MI AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. SUMMARY: The Sheriff’s Office of Berrien County, MI has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-20457; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Kamehameha Schools and University 
of Hawai[revaps]i at Hilo, Hilo, HI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai[revaps]i at 
Hilo have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with 
the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and 
have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human 
remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 
Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a 
written request to the Kamehameha Schools. If no additional requestors 
come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal 
descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in 
this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to the 
Kamehameha Schools, at the address in this notice by April 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Jason Jeremiah, Senior Manager, Cultural Resources, 
Community Engagement & Resources Group, Kamehameha Schools, 567 South 
King Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone (808) 523-6200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under 
the control of the Kamehameha Schools and in the physical custody of 
the University of Hawai[revaps]i at Hilo. The human remains were 
removed from Pakini Iki, Ka[revaps][umacr] District, Hawai[revaps]i 
Island, Ka[revaps][umacr] District, Hawai[revaps]i Island.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The 
determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
professional staff of Kamehameha Schools and University of 
Hawai[revaps]i at Hilo, in consultation with representatives of Aha 
Moku Advisory Committee; Department of Hawaiian Homelands; the Hawaiian 
Civic Club of Ka[revaps][umacr]; the Hawai[revaps]i Island Burial 
Council; Hui Malama i N[amacr] K[umacr]puna o Hawai[revaps]i Nei; the 
Kamehameha Schools (Landowners and NHO); and the Office of Hawaiian 
Affairs.

History and Description of the Remains

    Between 1955 and 1957, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from Waiahukini Rockshelter Site in 
Ka[revaps][umacr], Hawai[revaps]i Island, HI, which are on lands 
belonging to Kamehameha Schools (formerly Bishop Estate Trust). 
Excavations were under the direction of Professor William Bonk at the 
University of Hawai[revaps]i at Hilo (then called Hilo College) and the 
Bishop Museum. Three human teeth were identified in bags of midden 
deposit in the summer of 2014, which had been stored with the other 
excavated material from the site at University of Hawai[revaps]i at 
Hilo until the present time. No known individuals were identified. No 
funerary objects are present.
    Although some historical era artifacts were identified in the 
uppermost layers of Waiahukini, the human remains were identified in 
midden deposits dated to the pre-Contact era.
    These collections remain in the physical custody of University of 
Hawai[revaps]i at Hilo although control of the collections is with 
Kamehameha Schools.

Determinations Made by the Kamehameha Schools and University of 
Hawai[revaps]i at Hilo

    Officials of the Kamehameha Schools and University of 
Hawai[revaps]i at Hilo have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and the Aha Moku Advisory Committee (Moku o 
Keawe), Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka[revaps][umacr], Kamehameha Schools, 
and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Jason 
Jeremiah, Senior Manager, Cultural Resources, Community Engagement & 
Resources Group, Kamehameha Schools, 567 South King Street, Suite 200, 
Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone (808) 523-6200, by April 29, 2016. After 
that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to the Aha Moku Advisory Committee (Moku o 
Keawe), the Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka[revaps][umacr], Kamehameha 
Schools, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs may proceed.
    The Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai[revaps]i at Hilo is 
responsible for notifying the Aha Moku Advisory Committee; Department 
of Hawaiian Homelands; the Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka[revaps][umacr] 
Hawai[revaps]i Island Burial Council; Hui Malama i N[amacr] 
K[umacr]puna o Hawai[revaps]i Nei; Kamehameha Schools (Landowners and 
NHO); and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: February 25, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-07107 Filed 3-29-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-50-P