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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Italian fashion brand REDValentino to collaborate with Native Hawaiian designers

Native Hawaiian designs to be featured on REDValentino’s special capsule collection dedicated to London’s prestigious annual floral art show – Chelsea in Bloom, part of an ongoing partnership between the renowned brand and the Native Hawaiian community HONOLULU (July 27,…

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OHA statement on pending Commission on Water Resources Management decision

July 20, 2021 STATEMENT FROM OHA BOARD CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON PENDING COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DECISION AFFECTING MOLOKAʻI HOMESTEADERS “I am excited and anxious for the Commission on Water Resources Management’s decision this morning, on a water…

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OHA releases $394,588 in additional grants to benefit Native Hawaiians

HONOLULU (July 13, 2021) – Projects throughout the state designed to strengthen Native Hawaiians’ connections to family, culture and land will receive $394,588 in grants from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs thanks to a budget reallocation approved by OHA’s Board of Trustees. The newly approved grants include a $50,000 award to a project on Kauaʻi that…

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Statement from OHA Chair on HB499

June 25, 2021 STATEMENT FROM OHA CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON HB499 I am extremely disappointed by the Governor’s recent decision to not consider HB499 for a veto. This decision by the Governor ensures that this controversial bill, which OHA…

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Mai Ka Pō Mai

New guidance document to integrate Native Hawaiian culture into management of Papahānaumokuākea

The Co-Trustees of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) today released Mai Ka Pō Mai, a historic guidance document that will help federal and state agencies further integrate Native Hawaiian culture into all areas of management of the 582,578-square mile protected region in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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Emergency Financial Assistance Program

OHA makes $1 million available for Emergency Financial Assistance Program

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced today it is making $1,044,253 available to implement an emergency financial assistance program for Native Hawaiians.

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OHA seeking Development Consultant for commercial properties

HONOLULU (May 27, 2021)- The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has begun accepting proposals from qualified individuals and firms to provide real estate planning and development advisory services as a consultant related to its commercial real estate property portfolio.  The “In-House Development Consultant” will work as OHA’s trusted advisor responsible for…

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OHA awards nearly $600,000 in grants to support the Native Hawaiian community

HONOLULU (April 30,  2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the release of $594,079 through three grant programs that will support Native Hawaiian communities.  OHA’s newly created Homestead Community Grant awards $278,095 to address community needs and improve the quality of life of homesteaders. Funded projects include building…

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Mana i Mauli Ola

New Strategic Plan will guide OHA’s work through 2035

HONOLULU (April 1, 2021) – With an overall goal of bringing vision and execution together through effective strategy implementation, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs today unveiled “Mana i Mauli Ola (Strength to Wellbeing),” the organization’s 15-year strategic plan. “This plan is the result…

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Kakaʻako Makai

OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey Media Statement on Kakaʻako Makai

HONOLULU (March 16, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is deeply disappointed that a bill that would allow Native Hawaiians to develop housing in Kakaʻako Makai appears to be dead. We are saddened that Native Hawaiians were robbed…

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