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PHOTO: Waimānalo Hawaiian Civic Club President Maynard "Beanie" Koa and Kuʻi Mahoe were part of the canvassing hui in Waimānalo that...

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April: Hoʻoulu Lāhui Town Hall Meetings

A series of town hall-style meetings is planned statewide to help engage more Hawaiians in the nation-building process.

Here are the dates and locations: Read more about April: Hoʻoulu Lāhui Town Hall Meetings

Proving OHA's purpose on Hawaiʻi Island

 

HAWAIʻI ISLAND (Jan. 30, 2014) - In the scramble to make ends meet on Hawaiʻi Island, Native Hawaiian consumers are increasingly taking advantage of loans with interest rates that don't squeeze their wallets.

In 2012, 101 Native Hawaiians on the island borrowed more than $1.8 million from a loan program offered at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to expand businesses, improve homes, consolidate debt, and continue education. Read more about Proving OHA's purpose on Hawaiʻi Island

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.