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Waipio Kalo Festival receives grant from OHA

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has awarded a $5,000 Ahahui Grant to support the Waipio Kalo Festival being organized by the community-based Ha Ola O Waipio organization. The inaugural event, planned 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, will honor Waipio, the multi-generational kalo farmers, musicians, cultural practitioners, families with genealogical ties, and […]

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OHA awards $1.5 million for charter schools

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has approved $1.5 million in emergency funding to 17 Hawaiian-focused public charter schools for the 2013-2014 school year to address the budgetary shortfalls the schools have continued to face over the last five years. The Na Lei Naauao – Native Hawaiian Charter School […]

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OHA asks Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to continue enrollment

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs announced today that it is committed to facilitating the next steps in a process that empowers Native Hawaiians to participate in building a governing entity. The announcement has prompted OHA to ask the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to reopen its roll to allow Hawaiians who have not yet signed up […]

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KUA receives OHA grant for fishponds

MEDIA RELEASE KUA receives OHA grant to support the coordination of loko ia (traditional fishpond) organizations and practitioners. Kuaaina Ulu Auamo (KUA) has been awarded a $228K Pae Aina Sustainability grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) to build the capacity of loko ia practitioners to successfully implement restoration and management activities. Over the […]

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Habitat for Humanity receives OHA award

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs recently awarded Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii a grant in the amount of $293,455 for its “Building Homes, Building Hope” home building project over a two year period ending in 2015. “Our project specifically addresses the Office of Hawaiian Affairs strategic result of Stability in Housing, and is […]

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OHA launches Presidential Appointment Project

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has launched an initiative aimed at increasing the level of Native Hawaiian representation among presidential appointees. OHA developed its Presidential Appointment Project after months of consultation with the White House, and studying similar presidential appointment initiatives developed by other organizations. Presidential appointee positions make up more than 5,000 […]

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OHA launches hi-tech research tool

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has unveiled a new searchable online geographic information system, which makes data that once would have taken hours – if not days – to compile now available within seconds. Three years in the making, OHA’s new Kipuka Database provides easy access to a wide array of information, including […]

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OHA awards $1.5M to charter schools

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has awarded a $1.5 million grant to help charter schools with a particular interest in students from the Native Hawaiian community keep pace with growing enrollment. The OHA grant is expected to help the 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools that make up the Na […]

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Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force presents report

MEDIA RELEASE The nine-member Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force has presented its findings and recommendations to the Hawaii Legislature. The 28-page report reflects the perspectives and insights of more than 159 people who participated in various community meetings across the state in July and August. The meetings prompted the Task Force’s 49 findings and 38 […]

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Native Hawaiian scholarship workshops scheduled

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii is reaching out to Native Hawaiians across the state who want to pursue a college education. The effort is part of a statewide initiative to bring Native Hawaiian scholarship opportunities to underserved communities in Hawaii. In that spirit, UH has partnered with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and GEAR […]

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OHA ties new grants to key priorities

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has unveiled a new priority list for the $8.9 million in grant money that community organizations across the state can now apply for through January 2013. OHA is making between $100,000 and $500,000 in grant money available to fund any one of seven specific priorities meant to help […]

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UH receives $110,000 OHA grant for Native Hawaiian students

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs awarded the University of Hawaii $110,000 to help Native Hawaiian Students receive college educations and obtain employment upon graduation. OHA is dedicating $100,000 to help Native Hawaiian students complete their doctoral programs. The money will be used to cover the cost of books, fees and some living expenses. […]

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OHA hires Big Isle native as Washington bureau chief

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs announces it has hired Kawika Riley, a former spokesman for the federal Transportation Security Administration, as its new Washington D.C. bureau chief. Riley has previous experience with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. He was hired to help significantly bolster […]

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OHA reacts to Supreme Court decision in Corboy case

OHA reacts to Supreme Court decision in Corboy case

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court declined Friday to hear an appeal in Corboy v. Louie. The plaintiffs had sued the state and two county governments – Maui and the Big Island – to eliminate property tax exemptions currently available only to those living on […]

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