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OHA unveils new executive team

OHA unveils new executive team

MEDIA RELEASE Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO Kamanaopono Crabbe has officially announced his senior executive team, which includes two new faces and a couple of promotions from within the organization. The six-member team is anchored by former OHA controller Aedward Los Banos, who has been elevated to chief operating officer. Known for his command of […]

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OHA notice to providers of professional services

OHA notice to providers of professional services

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) anticipates the need for professional services during the fiscal year July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 and is seeking qualified persons and/ or firms to provide professional services in specified areas. Interested parties are invited to submit expressions of interest and statements of qualifications. As needs […]

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OHA awards $1.5M to charter schools

OHA awards $1.5M to charter schools

MEDIA RELEASE For the third consecutive year, the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) approved $1.5 million in emergency funding to Hawaiian-focused public charter schools for the 2011-2012 school year to address budgetary shortfalls the schools will be facing. “On behalf of Na Lei Naauao, our Native Hawaiian Charter School Alliance […]

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OHA appoints Crabbe as new CEO

OHA appoints Crabbe as new CEO

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has named Research Director Dr. Kamanaopono Crabbe as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Crabbe, 48, takes over as successor to Clyde W. Namuo, who retired Dec. 30 after 10 years in the top job at OHA. Crabbe steps in at a time […]

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OHA names interim CEO, supports charter schools

OHA names interim CEO, supports charter schools

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has approved a $1.5 million grant to fund Hawaiian-focused charter schools across the state. The funding for the 2011-2012 school year was awarded to the Kanu O Ka Aina Learning Ohana, which secured the OHA grant to help supplement the budgets of 17 […]

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OHA community meetings on tentative land deal (Dec. 9-10)

OHA community meetings on tentative land deal (Dec. 9-10)

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is hosting a series of community meetings as part of a wider strategy to soothe concerns about the offer from the state to settle longstanding ceded-lands claims. The statewide meetings begin Friday, Dec. 2 on Maui, where OHA will engage the Hawaiian community in detailed discussions about the […]

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OHA awards $1.8M to five non-profits

OHA awards $1.8M to five non-profits

MEDIA RELEASE The Board of Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has awarded $1.8 million in grant money to a combined total of five programs aimed at helping Native Hawaiians improve their health, education and economic self-sufficiency. The funds cover a two-year period and target programs that are expected to directly benefit an estimated […]

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Hawaii First, OHA take economic empowerment to new heights

Hawaii First, OHA take economic empowerment to new heights

MEDIA RELEASE With the success and innovative vision Hawaii First Federal Credit Union continues to deliver to the Big Island, it only made sense for Hawaii First to partner with the Office For Hawaiian Affairs, embracing their new strategic plan. With the support of OHA, Hawaii First has developed the Native Hawaiian Prosperity Program, which […]

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Hawaii First FCU programs give, receive recognition

Hawaii First FCU programs give, receive recognition

MEDIA RELEASE As the nation recognizes April as National Financial Literacy month, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has shined the spotlight on the Hawaii First FCU OHA Individual Development Accounts program, recognizing the impact Hawaii First’s IDA program has made in the lives of their recipients. This month OHA’s featured cover story for their monthly […]

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Na Pua Noeau awarded OHA grants

Na Pua Noeau awarded OHA grants

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is providing Na Pua Noeau, the Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, $1,231,140 to conduct programs through the various Na Pua Noeau Centers on each of the islands. The programs include Super Saturdays, the Kupulau Program and summer residential […]

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Moku O Keawe Foundation receives OHA grant

Moku O Keawe Foundation receives OHA grant

MEDIA RELEASE The Moku O Keawe Foundation has been awarded a $10,000 Community Event Grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). Funding will be used to continue their mission of Hawaiian cultural education, and present the 5th Annual Moku O Keawe Festival. “We are extremely grateful to OHA for their support and the confidence […]

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Odegaard: Big Isle candidate for OHA

Odegaard: Big Isle candidate for OHA

The following statement was issued by Michael Malulani Odegaard, Office of Hawaiian Affairs candidate: Aloha mai kakou. I am Michael Malulani Odegaard, and I would like to serve as your Trustee-At-Large for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. After a 15-year career in Community Planning & Design, I rented out my California home and moved to […]

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Native Hawaiians over-represented in criminal justice system

Native Hawaiians over-represented in criminal justice system

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) had released a report, The Disparate Treatment of Native Hawaiians in the Criminal Justice System, which examines the impact of the criminal justice system on Native Hawaiians. While detailing how Native Hawaiians are disproportionately impacted at various stages of Hawaii’s criminal justice system, the report also includes […]

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FSSWH receives OHA grant for fatherhood initiative

FSSWH receives OHA grant for fatherhood initiative

MEDIA RELEASE Family Support Services of West Hawaii (FSSWH) has been awarded a $57,500 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to support Na Makuakane Maikai O Hawaii — Great Fathers of Hawaii. This Hawaii Island Fatherhood Initiative was designed to increase father involvement in the lives of children and promote responsible fathering practices. This […]

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