Current governing systems for biotechnology do not easily apply to gene drives due to their goal of intentionally spreading a genetic trait through a population, and the irreversibility of their effects on ecosystems.
Understanding Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
Report of the Governor's Task Force on Moloka‘i Fishpond Restoration (May 1993)
Ho‘āla Loko I‘a Permit Application Guidebook (2016)
Moloka‘i Pule O‘o
Molokai: Future of a Hawaiian Island
Moloka'i Nui A Hina Case Study
This case study goes over current social, environmental, and economic conditions on Moloka‘i, and includes community input and planning on how to move forward as an island, towards a more just future.
A page dedicated to help the public learn more about the struggle and identify ways to help support the protection of this important wahi kapu (sacred place) and stop the destruction.
Monk Seal Research
Sociocultural significance of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal and the human dimensions of
He Hulikoʻa Kanaloa—Seeking the Depths of Kanaloa: Hawaiian Religious Understandings of the Ocean
In 2018, a number of scholars joined together to consider the impacts of synthetic biology on indigenous peoples in the Pacific. A copy of their briefing paper is available on this website.
2020 ʻĀina Momona Updates