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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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OHA grant to preserve traditional fishing practices

MEDIA RELEASE Pa’a Pono Milolii Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving the lives of the residents of the native Hawaiian fishing village of Milolii is fortunate to have been selected to receive a $140,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The $140,000 grant centered around preserving culture and traditional fishing practices is for […]

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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 installs five trustees to four-year terms

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs officially added one new face to its Board of Trustees and applauded the re-election of four incumbents Tuesday amid the splendor of an investiture ceremony attended by an estimated 500 guests. Newly-elected Trustee Dan Ahuna, who represents Kauai on the nine-member policy-making board, took his oath of office […]

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OHA Board of Trustees meet in Waimea (Oct. 24-25)

MEDIA RELEASE Native Hawaiians in Kailua-Kona will get an opportunity to provide feedback to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) at a community forum as well as a regular Board of Trustees meeting. The forum is designed for OHA officials to listen to concerns from the community as well as highlight efforts to improve conditions […]

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OHA courting young Hawaiian voters

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has launched a campaign aimed at increasing voter turnout among Native Hawaiians across the state. OHA’s “Hawaiian Voice, Hawaiian Vote” campaign includes more than 20 registration drives on college campuses and community events. It also involves TV, radio, print and social media advertisements that use celebrity spokespeople, such […]

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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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Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force to hold meetings on Big Island this month

Residents on neighbor islands will be giving a voice to longstanding concerns about the disproportionate number of Native Hawaiians who are in prison in Hawai’i and the U.S. mainland.

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After nearly 30 years of working towards an agreement with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law a measure that settles OHA’s unresolved claims to income and proceeds from ceded lands. Senate Bill 2783 conveys contiguous and adjacent parcels in Kaka'ako Makai valued at $200 million to resolve this dispute.

Governor Abercrombie signs law to resolve OHA’s claims with ceded lands

After nearly 30 years of working towards an agreement with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed into law a measure that settles OHA’s unresolved claims to income and proceeds from ceded lands. Senate Bill 2783 conveys contiguous and adjacent parcels in Kaka’ako Makai valued at $200 million to resolve this […]

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10th Annual Indigenous Education Conference (March 8-9)

10th Annual Indigenous Education Conference (March 8-9)

MEDIA RELEASE Native designed and controlled public charter schools will share their educational practices and accomplishments among themselves and with other indigenous educators, parents and interested stakeholders at the 10th Annual Kui Ka Lono – Indigenous Education Conference on Oahu. The two-day Kui Ka Lono conference provides a venue to share best practices in indigenous […]

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OHA tailors grants to priorities for Hawaiians

OHA tailors grants to priorities for Hawaiians

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs rolled out today a new priority list for the $2.4 million in grant money that community organizations across the state can now apply for this year. At the top of the priority list are grant proposals that would fund programs that help Native Hawaiians develop marketable job skills, […]

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8th annual Grow Hawaiian at Greenwell Garden (Feb. 24-25)

8th annual Grow Hawaiian at Greenwell Garden (Feb. 24-25)

MEDIA RELEASE The Bishop Museum’s native plant arboretum, the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, will host the 8th Annual Grow Hawaiian Weekend Feb. 24-25. This free event is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and natural history, and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy hands-on activities, displays, live entertainment and Hawaiian food. A highlight this […]

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OHA hosts second series of Kakaako meetings

OHA hosts second series of Kakaako meetings

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) will hold a second round of community meetings to inform its beneficiaries of the latest updates on the Kakaako land settlement proposal. The tentative land deal proposed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie would give OHA 30 acres of property in Kakaako valued at an estimated $200 million. If […]

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Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii receives $100K OHA award

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs recently awarded Habitat for Humanity West Hawaii a grant in the amount of $100,000 for their “Build the Foundation” home building project.

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