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NOVEMBER 25, 2014

HONOLULU –  Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Colette Machado announced she would step down as Chairperson when the new Board of Trustees takes office in December. Machado issued the following statement:

“After much thought and consideration, I am stepping down as Chair of the Board of Trustees. I am grateful for the opportunity to...

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Nov. 28: Celebrate Lā Kūʻōkoʻa on Hawaiʻi Island

Celebrate Lā Kūʻōkoʻa Hawaiian Independence Day

November, 28, 2014, Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Kahilu Town Hall in Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island

Hosted by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I Moku o Keawe

Proudly sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs through an ʻAhahui Event Grant

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Field Trip Friends inspires mālama ʻāina with help from Mālama Loan

Letʻs go on a field trip! Come along on a huakaʻi to Paepae o Heʻeia with Cindy Macfarlane-Flores, owner and operator of Field Trip Friends. Find out how this Native Hawaiian business-owner used a Mālama Loan from OHA to expand her business that aims to develop keikiʻs love for the environment. Read more about Field Trip Friends inspires mālama ʻāina with help from Mālama Loan

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.