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OHA statement on Papahānaumokuākea

HONOLULU – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees has voted to conditionally support the proposed boundary expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument provided that: 1.     OHA is elevated to a co-trustee position, 2.     The cultural significance of the…

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OHA chairperson rejoins board

HONOLULU (July 6, 2016) – Chairperson Robert K. Lindsey Jr. has returned to the top post on the OHA Board of Trustees after taking a three-month medical leave of absence. In his first board meeting back on June 30th, he mentioned looking “forward…

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OHA statement on Sen. Schatz’s proposal on Papahānaumokuākea

Statement of Office of Hawaiian Affairs Ka Pouhana (CEO) Kamana‘opono Crabbe on Sen. Brian Schatz’s proposal on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument: “The Office of Hawaiian Affairs thanks Sen. Schatz for supporting the elevation of OHA as co-trustee of the Papahānaumokuākea…

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OHA to enforce illegal camping restrictions in Wahiawā

HONOLULU (June 8, 2016) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will be enforcing its restrictions on trespassing and illegal camping on its 511-acre property in Wahiawā on June 15, 2016. OHA believes this is a health and safety issue with…

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OHA Grantee Helps Hawaiians with Housing

Hawaiian Community Assets is an award-winning housing program that helps Hawaiians with financial literacy counseling with the end goal of securing stable housing. This OHA Grantee has helped 770 ʻohana statewide. Studies have found that stable housing is one of…

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OHA statement on Papahānaumokuākea

Honolulu (April 14, 2016) – Statement of Office of Hawaiian Affairs Ka Pouhana (CEO) Kamana‘opono Crabbe on Sen. Brian Schatz’s statement on Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument: “The Office of Hawaiian Affairs thanks Sen. Schatz for advocating to elevate the role…

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Kalaniʻōpuʻu inspires our movement forward

Message from OHA Ka Pouhana Kamanaʻopono Crabbe printed in the March 2016 Ka Wai Ola Aloha mai kākou, This month, the treasured mahiole (feathered helmet) and ‘ahu ‘ula (feathered cloak) of Kalani‘ōpu‘u will be returning to Hawai‘i together for the first…

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He Waʻa He Moku, He Moku He Waʻa

Kānehūnāmoku, a 29ft. double hull canoe, is a hands-on, dynamic, and living classroom for students of all ages. Students learn all aspects of the canoe, including maritime skills, non-instrumental navigation, elemental observations, teamwork and communication. This year, funding from OHA’s…

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2016 OHA Salary Commission Final Report

The 2016 Salary Commission for the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) completed its review and has submitted its proposed salary recommendation for OHA Trustees effective July 1, 2015 until June 30, 2019. The commission voted…

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#kalaniopuu: Follow the return

Honolulu, HI – In 1779, the reigning chief of Hawai‘i Island, Kalani‘ōpu‘u, who traced his regal line to the great chief Līloa of Waipiʻo, greeted an English captain named James Cook after his ship made port in Kealakekua Bay. As…

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