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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.

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…

Zeke Lau with surfboard

NHPI Coalition applies cultural approach to stopping COVID-19

NHPI community continues to be disproportionately impacted by the virus, according to COVID-19 case data HONOLULU (Nov. 16, 2020) – A coalition of leading organizations dedicated to serving Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) is taking a cultural approach to…

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Kumu hula proclaim kapu to protect the community from COVID-19

HONOLULU (August 21, 2020) – More than two dozen Kumu Hula joined together today to institute a month-long kapu to protect the Native Hawaiian community and the broader public from the staggering rise in COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi. The Kumu…

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Lāhui Kānaka

Aloha nui on behalf of Huamakahikina. As a proactive response to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases affecting the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities of Hawaiʻi, a hui of Kumu Hula from across the pae ʻāina, now called Huamakahikina,…

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OHA statement on The Eddie Big Wave Invitational

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS STATEMENT ON THE EDDIE BIG WAVE INVITATIONAL HONOLULU (Nov. 29, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is proud to join the Eddie Aikau Foundation and a coalition of other Hawaiian organizations to bring back The…

Photo: Native Hawaiians marching on the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom

ʻOnipaʻa Kākou 2018

On January 17, 2018, we gathered to observe the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Here are a few photos that capture the day, starting with the march from Maunaʻala to ʻIolani Palace, to the raising of…

Mana Lahui Kanaka

OHA releases book on mana

HONOLULU (Nov. 20, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today released a book that explores mana, a foundation of Hawaiian culture and identity that is often referred to as supernatural power but, as the new publication reveals, is…

Hōkūle‘a Homecoming news release

OHA announces shuttle service to Hōkūle‘a Homecoming Ceremony

HONOLULU (June 14, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is offering free park-and-ride shuttle service from four locations on Oʻahu to Magic Island for the Hōkūleʻa Homecoming Ceremony on Saturday, June 17. The shuttle service, with parking, will…

Nā Mamo Makamae 2017

OHA recognizes 7 master practitioners & knowledge keepers

HONOLULU (June 12, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today held its inaugural Nā Mamo Makamae o Ka Poʻe Hawaiʻi: Living Treasures of the Hawaiian People, a Native Hawaiian community-driven event that honored seven master practitioners and knowledge…