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Students participate in class project at Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana in Kamuela. Photo: Alice Silbanuz

HONOLULU (August 18, 2014) – Trustees for the Office of...

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Aug. 17: Kalo & Awa Festival

Due to Tropical Storms Iselle and Julio, this event has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday, August 17, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Waimea Valley, North Shore, Oʻahu

Take your ʻohana to the North Shore for the all-day Kalo & Awa Festival. Enjoy free cultural demonstrations, food and music by Ernie Cruz Jr.

For the latest info. on the Kalo & Awa Festival visit www.waimeavalley.net  Read more about Aug. 17: Kalo & Awa Festival

OHA focuses new attention on developing master plan for 30 acres in Kaka'ako Makai

HONOLULU (Aug. 7, 2014) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has announced that it is accepting proposals for help with drawing up a master plan that sets out a vision for 30 acres in Kaka‘ako Makai over the next 20 years. Read more about OHA focuses new attention on developing master plan for 30 acres in Kaka'ako Makai

An unsung hero in water rights

Makaʻala Kaʻaumoana talks about turning to OHA for help with getting the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court earlier this year to force Kauaʻi Springs, a bottle-water company in Kōlea, to shut down its pumps.

For more information on Ola I Ka Wai, Water is Life visit www.kamakakoi.com/water

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Aug. 31: ʻONIPAʻA Celebration

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

ʻIolani Palace Grounds, Oʻahu

Celebrate the 176th birthday of Queen Liliʻuokalani with music, hula, food crafts, exhibits and cultural demonstrations. Enjoy FREE admission to ʻIolani Palace. This event is proudly sponsored by OHA.

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Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 6 & 7: MAI POINA The Overthrow Walking Tour

Sunday, August 31; Monday, September 1; Saturday, September 6; Sunday, September 7; Varying tour times

Learn the true history of Hawaiʻi and the Native Hawaiian people, by reliving the events leading up to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy. This event is proudly sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Reservations are required. Sign-up at www.hawaiiponoi.info  Read more about Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 6 & 7: MAI POINA The Overthrow Walking Tour

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.