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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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OHA’s commitment to education

If you were to draw up a list of the top priorities at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, improving education in the Hawaiian community would rank near the top. Just ask Dr. Lisa Watkins-Victorino, an executive at OHA who is…

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Paʻa Ke Aupuni: 60-minutes of animation you have to see!

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Kamakakoʻi are launching Paʻa Ke Aupuni, a concise but factual video history of Hawaiʻi as seen through a Hawaiian perspective.

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Lānaʻi: Honoring our past to enrich the future

LĀNA‘I — “E ʻIke Hou lā Lānai, To Know Lānaʻi Once Again” is a four-week cultural enrichment program hosted by the Lānaʻi Culture and Heritage Center that took place this summer from June 8 to July 3, 2015. During that…

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Coming July 31st: An animated Hawaiian history film for the masses

When OHA Trustee Peter Apo grew up in postwar Hawai‘i, Hawaiian history wasn’t taught in school. And images of Hawaiians as dignified, proud and strong were lacking.

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OHA Grant: Developing High Tech Youth in Hawaiʻi

KAUA‘I — Technology is opening up a whole new world for the haumana at Kawaikini Public Charter School in Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi. Thanks to a partnership between the school, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and High Tech Youth, a digital media…

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