OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

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OHA releases ʻĀina Summit Report and Call to Action

HONOLULU (April 26, 2019) – Coinciding with Earth Day earlier this week, OHA has released a community-driven report that details the current challenges of protecting our ʻāina and offers recommendations to improve the sustainable management of Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural…

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OHA announces disaster relief package for Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Communities

HONOLULU (June 7, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced a relief package of emergency loans and $500,000 in aid for Native Hawaiians impacted by the natural disasters on Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island. “Our deepest aloha goes out…

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OHA files lawsuit against state for mismanagement of Mauna Kea

HONOLULU (Nov. 8, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) filed a lawsuit yesterday in First Circuit Court against the State of Hawaiʻi and the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) for their longstanding and well-documented mismanagement of Mauna Kea. OHA’s…

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OHA seeks community input for its Wahiawā lands master plan

WAHIAWĀ (July 14, 2017) – More than 40 individuals attended a meeting last night to share their manaʻo about how the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) should move forward with managing its 511 acres of agricultural land in Wahiawā, which surrounds…

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OHA statement relating to Maui Sand Dunes issue

HONOLULU (June 29, 2017) – The Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs today approved the following motion: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs calls upon Maui Lani Partners to cease all sand and other resource extraction and grading…

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OHA providing free parking in Kakaʻako Makai for Hōkūleʻa Homecoming Ceremony

HONOLULU (June 15, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is now offering free parking in Kakaʻako Makai with shuttle service to Magic Island for the Hōkūleʻa Homecoming Ceremony on Saturday, June 17. OHA is making available the makai end of the…

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OHA statement on Maui Mayor Arakawa’s comments

Pōhaku (rocks) are a cornerstone of Native Hawaiian material and living culture, providing not only a vast array of utilitarian uses such as tools, vessels, weights, and building materials, but also immense spiritual and political importance for the Native Hawaiian…

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OHA becomes Papahānaumokuākea co-trustee

HONOLULU (Jan. 12, 2017) – In a historic move today, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), the state and two federal departments formalized an agreement adding OHA as a co-trustee of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The updated Memorandum of Agreement…

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OHA supports Sioux in water fight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2016 THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE IN THEIR FIGHT AGAINST CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE Statement Attributable to Kamanaʻopono Crabbe, Ka Pouhana (CEO) Office of Hawaiian…

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OHA named Papahānaumokuākea co-trustee

  By Treena Shapiro Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument will be become the world’s largest marine protected area, according to an announcement from the White House. Encompassing the marine area of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, home to more than 7,000 marine…

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