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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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When is it illegal to practice your culture?

MAUNA KEA — In the early morning hours of Sept. 9, 2015, eight Native Hawaiians were arrested on Mauna Kea. Seven wahine were arrested while they were in the act of pule, or prayer. This is the second law enforcement…

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OHA condemns Mauna Kea arrests

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs strongly condemns this morning’s arrests on Mauna Kea and again urges the state to cease further enforcement action and arrests until legal questions relating to the Mauna Kea emergency rules are properly resolved. It is…

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OHA sponsored symposium gives audiences rare peek at Papahānumokuākea

HILO — On August 5th, audiences in Hilo, Hawaiʻi heard directly from researchers, cultural practitioners and community members who have had the rare opportunity to experience the remote Northwestern Hawaiian islands first-hand. At the all-day symposium, sponsored by the Office…

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