The following Analysis Guide presents a method for Native Hawaiian communities to relate their interests and concepts of landscape to federal agencies and other land and water management entities, including private developers. The concept is rooted in a collaborative initiative related to offshore renewable energy development, but the hope from the community standpoint is it that this method will find much wide application beyond its original scope and help numerous state and federal agencies work better with Hawaiian communities when conducting their activities.
 This document and its progeny shall employ the definition of Native Hawaiian as set forth in 16 U.S.C. Section 470w(17) of the National Historic Preservation Act which defines Native Hawaiian as “any individual who is a descendant of the aboriginal people who, prior to 1778, occupied and exercised sovereignty in the area that now constitutes the State of Hawai‘i.”
 In this document, the phrase “tribe or indigenous community” is used to include all native tribes and native indigenous communities, regardless of recognition status, which does not impact these groups’ sovereignty, interests in ancestral territory and resources, or the validity of traditional knowledge and cultural practices. Throughout the rest of the document, the phrase may be shortened to “tribes” or “indigenous communities,” but the intent remains the same.