OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA Board of Trustees to meet on Hawaiʻi Island

HAWAIʻI (September 16, 2019) – Hawaiʻi Island residents will have opportunities to share their manaʻo with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) at a community forum and a regular meeting of the OHA Board of Trustees, scheduled respectively for Wednesday,…

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OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $1.66-million emergency financial assistance grant

HONOLULU (Sept. 13, 2019) – OHA announced today that it is re-soliciting applications from nonprofit organizations for a $1.66-million grant to provide emergency financial assistance to low-income Native Hawaiians. The purpose of the Emergency Financial Assistance grant is to support…

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OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant

HONOLULU (August 2, 2019) – OHA announced today that it is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to administer a $3 million grant to support 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools. Since 2006, OHA has provided $21.6 million to assist 17 Hawaiian-focused charter…

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OHA now accepting applications for its Grants Program for events

HONOLULU (July 30, 2019) – Organizations in need of financial assistance to hold community events may apply for funding from OHA’s ‘Ahahui Grants Program beginning August 5. OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program provides funding to support eligible organizations hosting community events that…

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OHA statement on July 26th meeting with Mayor Harry Kim

Joint statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado and Sylvia Hussey, Interim OHA CEO/Ka Pouhana Kuikawa HONOLULU (July 29, 2019) — First, we thank Mayor Harry Kim for convening last Friday’s meeting of Native Hawaiian community members to discuss Maunakea. The…

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OHA Board approves resolution on Maunakea

HONOLULU (July 25, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees today approved a resolution that calls on Gov. David Ige to rescind his Emergency Proclamation for Maunakea and authorizes the OHA administration to advocate for the rights, safety and well-being…

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OHA leadership reiterates their demand that the state provide a safe place for Native Hawaiians to assemble and peacefully protest TMT construction

HONOLULU (July 14, 2019)  – OHA leadership today reiterated their demand that the state immediately hold all construction relating to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) until it provides and recognizes a safe place for Native Hawaiians and others to peacefully…

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OHA leadership demands halt to TMT construction to avoid harm to Native Hawaiians & the public until steps are taken to ensure public safety

HONOLULU (July 13, 2019) – OHA Chair Colette Machado and OHA Trustee Dan Ahuna call on Gov. David Ige to halt all planned construction activities for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) to avoid harm to Native Hawaiians and others until…

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OHA Board of Trustees to meet on Kauaʻi

LĪHUʻE & HANALEI (July 9, 2019) – Kauaʻi residents this week will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) at a community forum and a regular meeting of the OHA Board of Trustees, scheduled…

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OHA Chair selects Mark Kawika Patterson to sit on the new Correctional System Oversight Commission

HONOLULU (July 5, 2019)  – OHA Chair Colette Machado today announced the selection of Mark Kawika Patterson, the administrator of the Hawaiʻi Youth Correctional Facility, as her appointee to a new commission that will oversee Hawaiʻi’s correctional system. The establishment…

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