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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA Board Chair salutes appointees to the President’s Advisory Commission on AANHPI

On December 20, President Biden announced his intention to appoint leaders as commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, which was established in May. The Commission will advise the President on ways the…

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OHA hosts annual Hawai’i Island meetings virtually

HONOLULU (September 14, 2021) – Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi and in accordance with current COVID-19 safety guidance, the two OHA meetings scheduled this week on Hawaiʻi Island will be hosted virtually only.   Beneficiaries…

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OHA seeking Development Consultant for commercial properties

HONOLULU (May 27, 2021)- The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has begun accepting proposals from qualified individuals and firms to provide real estate planning and development advisory services as a consultant related to its commercial real estate property portfolio.  The “In-House Development Consultant” will work as OHA’s trusted advisor responsible for…

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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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