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HONOLULU (Sept. 24, 2014) – Improving access to capital will be among the key focus of a caucus tailored to Native Hawaiian small-business owners. Called the "Native Hawaiian Business Caucus," the meeting is scheduled for Oct. 1 at the 13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention in Honolulu and will be hosted by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

OHA is joining forces with the Council for...

Community Events

Oct. 8: Gubernatorial Forum

October 8, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

YWCA Richards Street, Fuller Hall

You are invited to attend! The No Vote No Gruble Coalition will host a forum with Gubernatorial Candidates Duke Aiona, David Ige, Jeff Davis, and Mufi Hanneman. Moderted by Kim Gennaula. Find out where the candidates stand on issues important to you.

OHA is a proud sponsor of this event. Read more about Oct. 8: Gubernatorial Forum

Oct. 23: Hoʻokele Naʻauao

October 23, 2014 from 8 am to 5 pm

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Hoʻokele Naʻauao: A Hawaiian Librarianship Symposium


Sponsored by an OHA ʻAhahui Grant.

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Sept. - Nov.: OHA Community Grants Orientation Sessions

September 23 - November 7, 2014

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Grants Program will be holding orientations sessions on the Community Grants programs across the pae 'åina.

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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.