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OHA statement on the passing of former OHA Board Chair Colette Machado

HONOLULU (May 23, 2022) – We are shocked and saddened by today’s news of the sudden passing of former Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board Chair Colette Machado. Colette proudly served the Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi communities for 24 years as a dedicated…

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OHA Board Chair Statement on Missing and Murdered Native Hawaiian Women and Girls Day

Today, the nation encourages change through a National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In Hawaiʻi we focus specifically on our Indigenous Native Hawaiian wāhine and keiki affected by this horrendous issue. Native Hawaiian girls…

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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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OHA Board Chair statement on Public Land Trust bill approved by state legislature

HONOLULU (April 29, 2022) – Today’s welcome news that the conference committee unanimously approved the Public Land Trust bill that will raise annual payments to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from $15.1 million to $21.5 million, provide an additional sum of $64 million, and…

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Statement from OHA Board Chair on $600 million legislative appropriation to DHHL

HONOLULU (April 29, 2022) – News that the state Legislature approved a $600 million appropriation to the Department of Hawaiian Homelands marks a historic day of funding for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). Though long in coming, these…

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Statement from OHA Board of Trustees Chair on House Finance Committee Hearing on Public Land Trust bill

(HONOLULU) – We are pleased with yesterday’s Finance Committee hearing decisions that integrated the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ recommended amendments:  removing section 2 and references to net revenues; establishing a new interim annual sum of $21.5 million; releasing the carry…

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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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New OHA Trustee selected for Hawaiʻi Island

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Board of Trustees today selected former OHA Trustee Mililani Trask of Hilo to serve as the new OHA Trustee for Hawaiʻi Island.

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OHA sends condolences on the passing of former Trustee Stender

Statement from OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey on the passing of former OHA Trustee Oswald “Oz” Stender: We extend our deepest condolences to the ‘ohana of Oswald “Oz” Stender on the loss of their beloved patriarch. He served with…

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Göttingen University hands over iwi kūpuna from collections to OHA delegation

GOTTINGEN, GERMANY (Feb. 9, 2022) – When the anatomist Georg Thilenius excavated a number of skulls and skeletons on the island of Maui in 1897, he violated the prevailing Hawaiian laws that prohibited the removal of human remains from burial sites….

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