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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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Mai Ka Pō Mai

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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