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Nohopapa Hawaiʻi’s platform is to increase awareness of our collective responsibility to document, preserve, and protect knowledge concerning historic properties and cultural resources. We research and gather this knowledge through integrated approaches rooted in historical land research and cultural understanding of place. More specifically, our company offers the following types of services to help you deepen your knowledge base about your land and help in your planning:

Historical Research

(Archival Resources)

Ethno-historical Studies

Cultural Impact Assessments

Reconstructing Community Histories

Genealogical Research for Individuals and Families

Historical Map Surveys

Ethnographic Research

(Living Resources)

Traditional Cultural Property Studies

Cultural Impact Assessments

Individual and group oral histories

Descendant consultation for Burial Issues

Archaeological Research

(Physical Resources)

Archaeological Reconnaissance Survey

Archaeological Inventory Survey (AIS)

Archaeological Monitoring

Preservation Planning

Burial Treatment Planning

NAGPRA consultation

Artifact treatment and Collections Management

Plane Table Mapping

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

ʻĀina Inventories and Databases

Educational and training programs

Outreach presentations

Restoration and Adaptive Reuse planning

Cultural Practice and Application



Nohopapa Hawaiʻi has assisted community organizations, private land owners, and state and federal agencies in conducting a variety of projects to better understand the cultural and historical resources on the lands they own and manage. We have had the privilege of working with the following clients over the past few years:


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Working alongside our community partners is an honor for Nohopapa. We value the ‘ike that we learn from them as kupaʻāina that are intimately connected to their ‘āina and wahi kūpuna. Nohopapa aims to assist our community partners by providing cultural resource management research, tools, and expertise to support their kuleana to mālama these places.

Fishpond, Rocks, Ocean, Hawaiʻi
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