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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

PMNM bird photo

Hawaiian Names Given to Five Species at Papahānaumokuākea

Honolulu, HI (December 1, 2020) – Four bird species and one plant species living within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM), have been given Hawaiian names. Developed by PMNM’s Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group (CWG), facilitated by the Office of…

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA urges Governor to increase relief for Hawaiʻi renters

Honolulu (April 1, 2020) – OHA Chief Executive Officer Sylvia Hussey sent a letter yesterday to Gov. David Ige urging the adoption of additional policies to close critical gaps left by the new federal moratorium on evictions and the state’s…

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Kakaʻako Makai Document Portal

OHA is sharing the deliverables received from its contract with Ryder Levett Bucknall, et al. in 2013 which provided a framework plan for Kakaʻako Makai’s development, and from its contract with WCIT Architecture, Inc. in 2015, also referred to as the Kuhikuhi Puʻuone Collaborative, to provide a conceptual master plan from the framework plan and…

Photo: Lake Waiau on Mauna Kea

OHA files motion for summary judgement in Maunakea lawsuit

On Monday, March 2, 2020, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in connection with its lawsuit against the State of Hawaiʻi and the University of Hawaiʻi over their continuous mismanagement of Maunakea. “It is beyond…

Kukaniloko Tree Planting

OHA staff plants 1,000 native trees in first effort to reforest its Wahiawā lands

WAHIAWĀ (December 13, 2019) – OHA staff planted 1,000 native trees today near the Kūkaniloko Birthing Stones site, a first step to return portions of the agency’s Wahiawā lands to the robust native forest that once existed there more than…

Photo: ʻĀina Summit Group Photo

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…

KWO Cover: lava flows and flooding

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…

Photo: Mauna Kea

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…

Photo: Birthing stones at Kukaniloko

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…