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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

E ola ka ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi: Assessment tests in Hawaiian language granted federal waiver

HONOLULU (Feb. 19, 2015) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs commends the U.S. Department of Education for granting a one-year waiver to the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education, allowing students in grades 3 and 4 of the State’s Ka Papahana…


Kaka‘ako Makai: Share your vision with us

HONOLULU (Feb. 18, 2015) – Hawaiians have always been innovative. When we lived in the valleys near streams, we built ‘auwai and lo‘i to feed our ‘ohana abundantly. When we decided to build a palace, we built the first royal…


Demand growing for OHA scholarships

HONOLULU (Sept. 4, 2014) – The number of students receiving college scholarships from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs rose about 15 percent this year. The average scholarship amount for those 354 Native Hawaiian students, who were eligible for funding from…

Photo: Native Hawaiian charter school students

OHA grants charter schools with $1.5 million

HONOLULU (August 18, 2014) – Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs have awarded a $1.5 million grant to charter schools with a special emphasis on Native Hawaiian language, culture and traditions.