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HAWAI‘I ISLAND – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs announced today that it will be providing evacuation aid to Native Hawaiians who live in the path of a lava flow edging closer to their homes in the Puna area.

OHA's Board of Trustees approved $300,000 in relief aid to help up to 600 households that may be forced to evacuate the area in the coming days as lava from Kilauea volcano draws...

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Oct. 31: OHA Trustee Forum

Tune in to the live stream of the OHA Trustee Forum on Halloween night from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at www.oha.org/livestream 

Tweet, FB & IG with the #OHAForum hashtag to win $50 gift certificates from Native Hawaiian owned businesses: FITTED HAWAII, HINA, & LOST KINGDOM KLOTHING. Read more about Oct. 31: OHA Trustee Forum

Nov. 1: Kāmau a Ea Educational Governance Symposium

A symposium will conclude the fifth and final series of Governance Summits on November 1st, 2014. This symposium will be held at McKinley High School's Auditorium. Read more about Nov. 1: Kāmau a Ea Educational Governance Symposium

OHA and community efforts return flow to Maui streams, work remains to restore mauka to makai flow

MAUI - On Monday, October 13, 2014, Wailuku Water Company and HC&S initiated the release of stream water from their diversions in Waikapū and Wailuku, which are the last two remaining streams seeking justice in the Nā Wai ʻEhā case. Read more about OHA and community efforts return flow to Maui streams, work remains to restore mauka to makai flow

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.

Visit www.oha.org/grants for more detailed information.

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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.