OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA to host suicide prevention trainings on Kauaʻi

LĪHUʻE (April 17, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is partnering with community-based organizations to host a series of free suicide prevention trainings called “safeTALK” beginning April 18. The trainings are in response to Kauaʻi community’s request for help…

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OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian women

Honolulu, HI — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today held an event to launch Haumea: Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Women and Empowering Wāhine Well-Being, a 150-page report on the well-being of Native Hawaiian females. The launch of…

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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian men

HONOLULU (June 2, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today held an event at its office to launch Kānehōʻālani: Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Men, a 45-page report on the well-being of Hawaiian kāne. The launch of the report…

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Inmates find healing and spiritual strength with Makahiki events

Star Advertiser article (Feb. 25, 2017) by Pat Gee The Makahiki season is primarily a time to celebrate the harvest and pay homage to Lono, the Hawaiian god of fertility and rain, but for about 100 inmates at the Halawa…

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OHA grant helps Hawaiians reach full potential

An OHA grant is helping Native Hawaiian beneficiaries achieve economic self-sufficency through tuition assistance, career advancement coaching and smart money management tips. The Hoʻokahua Waiwai program is open to Maui County residents and is housed at Maui College and its…

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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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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…

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OHA helps pass important health bill

HONOLULU (June 30, 2014) – A bill signed into law today commits the state government to taking a comprehensive and modernized approach to eliminating critical health disparities…

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