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OHA Board Chair statement on Public Land Trust Bill clearing the House and Senate floor votes

Today the Public Land Trust (PLT) bill cleared both the House and Senate floor votes unanimously and now moves on to Gov. Ige for his signature and final approval. The PLT bill would raise annual revenue payments to the Office…

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Serve the Lāhui – OHA seeks grant application reviewers for community grants

(HONOLULU) – If you’re looking for an opportunity to serve the Lāhui, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is currently seeking grant application reviewers for community grants that will benefit the Native Hawaiian community. OHA’s Grants Program aims to meet the needs of the Native Hawaiian community by providing support…

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OHA Board Chair statement on Pentagon intention to close Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility

We commend Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin’s decision today to direct the Department of Navy to defuel and shut down the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility, that is threatening a major water source for Oʻahu.

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OHA bill calls out state’s $63.8 million annual under payment in PLT revenues owed to Hawaiians

HONOLULU (January 28, 2022) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has introduced in its 2022 Legislative package a bill to receive its legally mandated 20 percent of the estimated $394 million annual revenue from the Public Land Trust.  The legislation…

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OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey statement on Red Hill shut down

HONOLULU (Dec. 7, 2021) –The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) strongly supports Gov. Ige and the Hawaiʻi congressional delegation’s call to shut down the Navy’s Red Hill fuel tanks before permanent, irreparable damage is done to our aquifer and Oʻahu’s…

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OHA announces commercial acquisition of two properties next to Nā Lama Kukui

HONOLULU, HI (October 1, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced today it has finalized the purchase of two properties, one at 500 N. Nimitz Highway and the other at 501 Sumner Street. They are both adjacent to…

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Statement from OHA Chair on today’s Maunakea ruling by Judge Laubach

August 6, 2021 STATEMENT FROM OHA CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON TODAY’S MAUNAKEA RULING BY JUDGE LAUBACH OHA is grateful for the pono outcome of Judge Laubach’s ruling today, finding Marie Alohalani Brown, Maxine Kahaulelio, Ranette Robinson and Keliʻi W. Ioane not…

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OHA statement on pending Commission on Water Resources Management decision

July 20, 2021 STATEMENT FROM OHA BOARD CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON PENDING COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DECISION AFFECTING MOLOKAʻI HOMESTEADERS “I am excited and anxious for the Commission on Water Resources Management’s decision this morning, on a water…

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Statement from OHA Chair on HB499

June 25, 2021 STATEMENT FROM OHA CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON HB499 I am extremely disappointed by the Governor’s recent decision to not consider HB499 for a veto. This decision by the Governor ensures that this controversial bill, which OHA…

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New guidance document to integrate Native Hawaiian culture into management of Papahānaumokuākea

The Co-Trustees of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) today released Mai Ka Pō Mai, a historic guidance document that will help federal and state agencies further integrate Native Hawaiian culture into all areas of management of the 582,578-square mile protected region in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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