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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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OHA releases new $250,000 grant solicitation to support Hawaiian homestead communities

HONOLULU (February 16, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today released its third grant solicitation of the month, announcing the availability of a new community grant targeted specifically to aid Native Hawaiian families living on Hawaiian Homestead lands. OHA…

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OHA releases grant solicitations for $340,000 to mālama iwi kupuna and support community events

HONOLULU (Feb. 1, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today published two of an anticipated seven grant solicitations scheduled to be released by March 1, 2021, to support Native Hawaiian beneficiaries and communities.  OHA is dedicating $144,079 to its new Iwi Kupuna Repatriation and Reinternment grant. The grant is intended…

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OHA Chair names Native Hawaiian attorney Colin Kippen as Board Chief of Staff

HONOLULU (Dec. 21, 2020) – OHA Chair Hulu Lindsey announced today her selection of Native Hawaiian attorney and administrator Colin Kippen as OHA Board Chief of Staff. He will start on Jan. 4. “Mr. Kippen will bring a breadth of…

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Keliʻi Akina sworn in as OHA Trustee

HONOLULU (December 17) – The Honorable Keith K. Hiraoka, an associate judge on the Intermediate Court of Appeals, administered the Oath of Office today to OHA Trustee At-Large Keliʻi Akina, who’s electoral win was certified by the State Office of Elections…

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Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey named new OHA chair

HONOLULU (Dec. 10, 2020)  – The OHA Board of Trustees today voted to appoint Maui Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey as its chair, while also selecting the rest of its leadership during the first board meeting since the November elections. “Today we…

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Hawaiian Names Given to Five Species at Papahānaumokuākea

Honolulu, HI (December 1, 2020) – Four bird species and one plant species living within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM), have been given Hawaiian names. Developed by PMNM’s Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group (CWG), facilitated by the Office of…

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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, HI (Nov. 16, 2020) – A coalition of leading organizations dedicated to serving Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) is taking a cultural approach…

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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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