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NHPI Coalition applies cultural approach to stopping COVID-19

NHPI community continues to be disproportionately impacted by the virus, according to COVID-19 case data HONOLULU (Nov. 16, 2020) – A coalition of leading organizations dedicated to serving Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) is taking a cultural approach to…

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Native Hawaiians at increased risk of intimate partner violence during COVID-19 according to new report

HONOLULU (October 20,2020) – A new report that highlights the increased risk of Native Hawaiians to intimate partner violence during COVID-19 is part of a coordinated initiative aimed at raising awareness about domestic violence during the pandemic. “This report furthers our…

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Kumu hula proclaim kapu to protect the community from COVID-19

HONOLULU (August 21, 2020) – More than two dozen Kumu Hula joined together today to institute a month-long kapu to protect the Native Hawaiian community and the broader public from the staggering rise in COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi. The Kumu…

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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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Eviction Protection Information

OHA has urged Governor Ige to adopt additional policies to close critical gaps left by the new federal moratorium on evictions and the state’s recent emergency orders, in an effort to ensure that all Hawaiʻi renters can stay in their…

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COVID-19 Resources

Last Updated March 16, 2021 Due to health & public safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, OHA’s offices remain closed until June 30,2021. Our staff continues to work from home, and can be reached via email or by phone. OHA…

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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 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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