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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 Chair’s statement on BLNR approval to advance proposed Moʻomomi fishing rules

  As the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and trustee for Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i, I would like to praise the Board of Land and Natural Resources’ unanimous decision to approve the holding of…

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Statement on Kauaʻi Flooding Assistance from OHA Trustees Ahuna, H. Lindsey & OHA CEO

Trustee Dan Ahuna (Kauaʻi and Niʻihau) read statements from various OHA beneficiaries affected by the flooding on Kauaʻi in the Board of Trustees Resource management committee meeting today. The trustees discussed providing immediate assistance to those in dire need of…

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OHA recognizes four Hawaiian language immersion students for advancing to the state science fair

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today recognized four students whose Hawaiian language science projects qualified for this year’s state science fair, which is being held this week at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. OHA Community Outreach Manager Kūhiō Lewis presented…

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Statement from OHA Chair regarding Akina’s press release calling for OHA CEO removal

Statement from OHA Chair Colette Machado regarding OHA Trustee Keliʻi Akina’s press release calling for the removal of OHA’s Chief Executive Officer First, Trustee Akina’s statement that “the state audit reveals that OHA’s CEO is personally responsible for the misspending of…

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OHA statement regarding Auditor’s press conference

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado OHA is extremely disappointed with the unauthorized release of the draft audit before we could fully review the report and provide a formal agency response to the Auditor, and before the Auditor has had…

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OHA statement on unauthorized release of draft audit

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado: OHA appreciates that the role of the Auditor is to provide an independent and objective analysis of OHA to assist us in better fulfilling our mandate of improving the conditions of Native Hawaiians. We…

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OHA statement on judge’s denial of ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi use in Maui court hearing

Statement of OHA Chief Executive Officer Kamanaʻopono Crabbe The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is deeply disturbed and offended that Hawaiian studies assistant professor Kaleikoa Kaʻeo was prohibited from defending himself in ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi during his court hearing today and that…

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OHA releases book on mana

HONOLULU (Nov. 20, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today released a book that explores mana, a foundation of Hawaiian culture and identity that is often referred to as supernatural power but, as the new publication reveals, is…

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OHA files lawsuit against state for mismanagement of Mauna Kea

HONOLULU (Nov. 8, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) filed a lawsuit yesterday in First Circuit Court against the State of Hawaiʻi and the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) for their longstanding and well-documented mismanagement of Mauna Kea. OHA’s…

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