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HAWAI‘I ISLAND (Sept. 15, 2014) – Native Hawaiians on Hawai‘i Island will get an opportunity to voice concerns or support to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) at a community forum as well as a regular meeting scheduled by the Board of Trustees.

The forum is intended for OHA officials to listen to community concerns and highlight efforts to improve conditions within Hawaiian...

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Sept. 18: Wahi Pana and Moʻolelo of Heʻeia

September 18, 2014, Thursday, 6 :00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Paepae o Heʻeia

Learn about the wahi pana and moʻolelo of Heʻeia at an evening Launa presentation. The guest presenter will be Donna Kamehaʻikū Camvel, kupaʻāīna of ʻIolekaʻa, Heʻeia.

The Launa series is sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

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OHA Hawaiian Registry Program - Nā Mamo 'Ōiwi Hawai'i

The OHA Hawaiian Registry Program (HRP) provides Hawaiians, worldwide, with a card that verifies their Hawaiian ancestry. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs issues the card after verifying indigenous Hawaiian ancestry through biological parentage. No blood quantum is required. Read more about OHA Hawaiian Registry Program - Nā Mamo 'Ōiwi Hawai'i

OHA at the Legislature

As part of its mandate to advocate for Native Hawaiians, each year OHA submits a package of proposed bills to the Hawaiians StateLegislature, and the agency’s Board of Trustees also votes to take positions on a wide variety of legislation impacting the Hawaiian community. Click here to learn more about the package.