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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

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OHA awards more than $600,000 in grants to support Native Hawaiian education and community events

HONOLULU (June 28, 2022) – A $220,000 community grant to support the Hoʻokākoʻo Corporation’s “Ke Awa Ho‘omalu (Safe Harbor)” program is one of three education-focused grant awards announced today by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). The two-year OHA grant will increase access for school-aged Native Hawaiian children and their families…

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Dr. David Kekaulike Sing honored with a NIEA Lifetime Achievement Award

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo emeritus professor and founding executive director of the Nā Pua No‘eau Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children Dr. David Kekaulike Sing was presented the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) today.

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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 Board approves $3 million in grant funding for Hawaiian-focused charter schools

HONOLULU (October 17, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees today approved $3 million in grant funding over the next two fiscal years to support 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools. “We are proud to continue our longstanding commitment to the Hawaiian-focused…

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OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant

HONOLULU (August 2, 2019) – OHA announced today that it is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to administer a $3 million grant to support 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools. Since 2006, OHA has provided $21.6 million to assist 17 Hawaiian-focused charter…

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OHA recognizes four Hawaiian language immersion students at the State Science Fair

OHA Chair Colette Y. Machado and Sen. J. Kalani English present Hawaiian immersion students each with a $100 scholarship, an ipu heke and a certificate of recognition at today’s awards ceremony for the 60th annual Hawaiʻi State Science and Engineering Fair.

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OHA donates musical instruments to Stevenson Middle to replace stolen items

Hawaiʻi State Department of Education News Release  HONOLULU (Feb. 16, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) donated four musical instruments to Stevenson Middle School, which serves a large Native Hawaiian community, to replace those that were stolen last week….

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He Waʻa He Moku, He Moku He Waʻa

Kānehūnāmoku, a 29ft. double hull canoe, is a hands-on, dynamic, and living classroom for students of all ages. Students learn all aspects of the canoe, including maritime skills, non-instrumental navigation, elemental observations, teamwork and communication. This year, funding from OHA’s…

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Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi: Cultivating ʻāina and people

Getting people on the ʻāina to grow our food sustainably and perpetuating Hawaiian culture is what Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi is all about. Their approach involves restoring the cultural connection between the land and our community. And itʻs working! Last year, Kākoʻo…

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OHA offers $500,000 in scholarships

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is launching two scholarship programs making a half-million dollars available to post-secondary students. The OHA Higher Education Scholarship, administered by the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, requires students be of Native Hawaiian ancestry, be enrolled full- or…

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