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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Committee on Beneficiary Advocacy & Empowerment (BAE)

The Committee on Beneficiary Advocacy and Empowerment (BAE) focuses on the agency’s legislative and advocacy efforts, as well as programs that address issues relating to health, human services, education, housing, land use, environment and natural resources.

Agenda and minutes for BAE meetings are posted here as they become available.

This Standing Committee usually meets monthly, but meets only as needed. Special meetings are called at the discretion of the BAE Committee Chair. Meeting minutes from 2010 – 2014 can be downloaded here.

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2023 Committee on Beneficiary Advocacy & Empowerment Meeting Schedule

Trustee Kaleihikina Akaka , Chair


  • All meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to revisions as needed.
  • On the same meeting date, if an RM meeting is not scheduled, or if a same-day RM is cancelled, the BAE meeting will start at 10:00 AM, when possible.
  • All changes may not be reflected in the above schedule. Please see the officially-filed BAE agenda for the accurate date, time, and place of each meeting.
  • JOINT BAE-RM Committee meetings will be scheduled as deemed necessary.

Questions about an agenda and/or minutes? Contact BAE Staff.

Other Board Agenda and Minutes: BOT Agenda and Minutes (BOT) | Committee on Resource Management (RM)


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OHA announces 12 grant solicitations to support Native Hawaiians

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OHA statement on the State Auditor’s report 23-04

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OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey statement on the passing of veteran educator Fred Cachola

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OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey statement on SB736 moving forward in today’s Senate hearing

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Chair Lindsey statement on Feb. 8 Senate hearing on SB736 relating to Kaka’ako Makai