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OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey statement on the 130th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom

Today – Jan. 17, 2023 – marks exactly 130 years since our beloved Queen Liliʻuokalani was forcibly removed from her throne, marking the collapse of the monarchy and the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. The 1993 Apology Bill signed by…

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Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey speaks at the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators

HONOLULU (November 30, 2022) – This morning, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs was honored to participate in the 2022 Annual Meeting of the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Nov. 29 to Dec….

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Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey statement on city establishing the Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission

(November 30, 2022) — Last week’s announcement that Honolulu will be establishing an Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission some three decades after the City Council unanimously voiced its support for such a commission is welcome news for all Native Hawaiians. The…

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OHA Board Chair “Hulu” Lindsey statement on Department of Interior announcement to develop policy with Native Hawaiians

Today’s historic news that the Department of the Interior intends to develop a formal consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community is a victory in the fight for Native Hawaiian sovereignty and self-determination. The department’s commitment to working with the…

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Statement from OHA Board of Trustees Chair on House Finance Committee Hearing on Public Land Trust bill

(HONOLULU) – We are pleased with yesterday’s Finance Committee hearing decisions that integrated the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ recommended amendments:  removing section 2 and references to net revenues; establishing a new interim annual sum of $21.5 million; releasing the carry…

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Testimony of OHA’s Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

On February 2, 2022, Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, testified at the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs’ Oversight Hearing on “The Long Journey Home: Advancing the Native American Graves…

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OHA bill calls out state’s $63.8 million annual under payment in PLT revenues owed to Hawaiians

HONOLULU (January 28, 2022) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has introduced in its 2022 Legislative package a bill to receive its legally mandated 20 percent of the estimated $394 million annual revenue from the Public Land Trust.  The legislation…

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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 Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey statement on Red Hill shut down

HONOLULU (Dec. 7, 2021) –The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) strongly supports Gov. Ige and the Hawaiʻi congressional delegation’s call to shut down the Navy’s Red Hill fuel tanks before permanent, irreparable damage is done to our aquifer and Oʻahu’s…

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Statement from OHA Board Chair Lindsey on Indigenous Peoplesʻ Day

On Oct. 8, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation which proclaims Oct.11, 2021, (today) as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  It is noteworthy and historical that this is the first ever proclamation and recognition of this day by a U.S. President. In…

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