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OHA Chair names Native Hawaiian attorney Colin Kippen as Board Chief of Staff

HONOLULU (Dec. 21, 2020) – OHA Chair Hulu Lindsey announced today her selection of Native Hawaiian attorney and administrator Colin Kippen as OHA Board Chief of Staff. He will start on Jan. 4. “Mr. Kippen will bring a breadth of…

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Keliʻi Akina sworn in as OHA Trustee

HONOLULU (December 17) – The Honorable Keith K. Hiraoka, an associate judge on the Intermediate Court of Appeals, administered the Oath of Office today to OHA Trustee At-Large Keliʻi Akina, who’s electoral win was certified by the State Office of Elections…

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Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey named new OHA chair

HONOLULU (Dec. 10, 2020)  – The OHA Board of Trustees today voted to appoint Maui Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey as its chair, while also selecting the rest of its leadership during the first board meeting since the November elections. “Today we…

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OHA Board hosts neighbor island community meetings virtually

  HONOLULU (Sept. 30, 2020) – The OHA Board of Trustees will dedicate five meetings in September and October to hearing from community members located on the neighbor islands. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OHA Board of…

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OHA statement regarding State Auditor’s suspension of OHA’s audit

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado and OHA Vice Chair Brendon Kaleiʻāina Lee Regarding State Auditor’s Suspension of OHA’s Audit December 30, 2019 In 2019, the Legislature approved OHA’s budget act with the condition that the agency’s second fiscal year of general…

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OHA statement on OHA & LLCs’ Contract & Disbursement Review Report

 December 4, 2019  Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado and Trustee Dan Ahuna, Chair of the OHA Board Committee on Resource Management, On the OHA & LLCS Contract and Disbursement Review Report  Four decades ago, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) was…

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OHA Board of Trustees to meet on Hawaiʻi Island

HAWAIʻI (September 16, 2019) – Hawaiʻi Island residents will have opportunities to share their manaʻo with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) at a community forum and a regular meeting of the OHA Board of Trustees, scheduled respectively for Wednesday,…

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OHA seeks community input on its upcoming biennium budget

HONOLULU (May 20, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is seeking community input for its preliminary budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. “OHA wants to hear from our community how they think OHA resources should be directed…

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OHA Board of Trustees to meet on Lānaʻi

LĀNAʻI CITY (July 10, 2018) – Lānaʻi residents will have the opportunity to share their manaʻo directly with the OHA Board of Trustees when it holds a public meeting on island on Thursday, July 12. The board meeting includes time…

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Statement from OHA Chair regarding Akina’s press release calling for OHA CEO removal

Statement from OHA Chair Colette Machado regarding OHA Trustee Keliʻi Akina’s press release calling for the removal of OHA’s Chief Executive Officer First, Trustee Akina’s statement that “the state audit reveals that OHA’s CEO is personally responsible for the misspending of…

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