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Cambridge iwi repatriation

Group of Native Hawaiians to bring home iwi kūpuna housed at English institution for over a century

CAMBRIDGE, England (February 29, 2020) ­– OHA and a hui of cultural practitioners today received 20 iwi kūpuna (ancestral bones) housed for over a century at the University of Cambridge, ending a decade-long effort to return the Native Hawaiian remains to Hawaiʻi….

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OHA scholarship deadline is March 2

HONOLULU (February 25, 2020) ­– Native Hawaiian students have one more week to submit their applications for the Hoʻonaʻauao Higher Education Scholarship Program, a partnership between OHA and the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Native Hawaiian Science & Engineering Mentorship Program. Applications…

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OHA statement regarding State Auditor’s suspension of OHA’s audit

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado and OHA Vice Chair Brendon Kaleiʻāina Lee Regarding State Auditor’s Suspension of OHA’s Audit December 30, 2019 In 2019, the Legislature approved OHA’s budget act with the condition that the agency’s second fiscal year of general…

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OHA awards $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships

HONOLULU (Dec. 19, 2019) – OHA approved today the selection of the UH Mānoa Native Hawaiian Science & Engineering Mentorship Program to administer a $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships for Native Hawaiian students. Between 2010 and 2018, OHA…

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Kukaniloko Tree Planting

OHA staff plants 1,000 native trees in first effort to reforest its Wahiawā lands

WAHIAWĀ (December 13, 2019) – OHA staff planted 1,000 native trees today near the Kūkaniloko Birthing Stones site, a first step to return portions of the agency’s Wahiawā lands to the robust native forest that once existed there more than…

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OHA offering $250,000 in grants to nonprofits serving Native Hawaiians

HONOLULU (December 6, 2019) – OHA is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations for its $250,000 Kūlia Grants Program, which offers one-year grant awards for projects that benefit the Native Hawaiian community and align with the agency’s broad strategic priority…

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OHA statement on OHA & LLCs’ Contract & Disbursement Review Report

 December 4, 2019  Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado and Trustee Dan Ahuna, Chair of the OHA Board Committee on Resource Management, On the OHA & LLCS Contract and Disbursement Review Report  Four decades ago, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) was…

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

HONOLULU (Nov. 22, 2019) – OHA announced today the selection of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) to administer a $1.66-million grant to provide emergency financial assistance to low-income Native Hawaiians statewide. “We are proud to partner with CNHA…

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OHA approves $103,000 in event grants

HONOLULU (Nov. 1, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the selection of 20 community events that will receive a total of $103,000 from OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program. “OHA is proud to support these organizations hosting events that…

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OHA Board approves $3 million in grant funding for Hawaiian-focused charter schools

HONOLULU (October 17, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees today approved $3 million in grant funding over the next two fiscal years to support 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools. “We are proud to continue our longstanding commitment to the Hawaiian-focused…

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