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Mālama Loan transition FAQs

The Mālama Loan Program (NHRLF) is designed to help provide all people of Native Hawaiian ancestry better access to credit, capital, and financial services & skills as part of a larger effort to create jobs, wealth, and economic & social well-being…

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Hawaiʻi Gourmet Cookies’ Recipe for Sweet Success

Michael Ching, owner of Hawaiʻi Gourmet Cookies, has developed a recipe for sweet success. It starts with his line of cookies that are handmade in Hawaiʻi and includes fresh ingredients that are locally sourced when possible. His staff of 18…

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Mauna Kea: OHA statement on the Hawai‘i supreme court ruling

STATEMENT OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS ON THE HAWAII SUPREME COURT RULING ON MAUNA KEA ANAINA HOU V. BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES. Statement of Kamana‘opono Crabbe, Ka Pouhana (CEO) of OHA: “The Office of Hawaiian Affairs respects…

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Expanding business & profits with Mālama Loans

Nowel Dudoit-Alana, President and Owner of Kalaka Nui, Inc., made a business break through when she got a Mālama Loan from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to purchase new equipment that allowed her to get into the recycling of construction materials. As a result of the diversification of her business, her company was able to see a 40% increase in revenue.

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New website provides resources on Hawai‘i’s political history

HONOLULU — We are proud to announce the launch of Mo‘oaupuni, a website sharing resources on Hawaiian political landscapes. Mo‘oaupuni was created in response to numerous requests from the community for improved access to educational materials on Hawaiian political landscapes….

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Federal court rejects attempt to stop Native Hawaiian election

HONOLULU – “I’m pleased that the Federal District Court this morning affirmed our longstanding assertion that Native Hawaiians have a right to self-determination. Judge Seabright confirmed two key facts: First, the election being held by Na‘i Aupuni is a private…

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Kāko‘o: DOI rule to strengthen lāhui opportunities

We are happy to provide helpful tools that we can use to garner support for a longstanding, crucial lāhui goal: Establishing an option for a Native Hawaiian government to achieve a government-to-government relationship with the U.S. Our website allows you…

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OHA applauds court for invalidating Mauna Kea rule

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs applauds last week’s Circuit Court decision invalidating the Department of Land and Natural Resource’s Mauna Kea emergency rule. Judge Ibarra ruled that the department did not comply with the requirements for rulemaking because it failed…

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Mālama Loan: apply online now

Getting a Mālama Loan will be quicker and easier for those who qualify. Those who want to apply for a loan can do it from the comfort of their own home rather than going to a bank. The Office of Hawaiian…

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OHA: Demolition of Mauna Kea ahu raises serious concerns

In a letter sent to the Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM) today, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) expressed serious concerns over the recent demolition of an ahu constructed by protectors on Mauna Kea in June. OHA notes OMKM’s…

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