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HONOLULU (Sept. 12, 2014) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced it is making $8.9 million total in grant money available to community-based organizations that can help address key priorities of improving conditions for Native Hawaiians.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 17, community-based organizations will be able to apply for between $100,000 and $500,000 in grant money to fund...

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Sept. 18: Wahi Pana and Moʻolelo of Heʻeia

September 18, 2014, Thursday, 6 :00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Paepae o Heʻeia

Learn about the wahi pana and moʻolelo of Heʻeia at an evening Launa presentation. The guest presenter will be Donna Kamehaʻikū Camvel, kupaʻāīna of ʻIolekaʻa, Heʻeia.

The Launa series is sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

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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.