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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Photo: Colette Machado

OHA trustees select new chair and leadership

HONOLULU (February 9, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees selected Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi Trustee Colette Y. Machado as its new chair today. Chair Machado succeeds At-Large Trustee Leinaʻala Ahu Isa, Ph.D., who was installed as acting chair…

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OHA becomes Papahānaumokuākea co-trustee

In a historic move today, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), the state and two federal departments formalized an agreement adding OHA as a co-trustee of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA applauds federal rule

OHA Applauds Federal Rule to Recognize Native Hawaiians’ Indigenous Status, Create Option of Government-To-Government RelationshipStatement Attributable to Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chairperson Robert K. Lindsey HONOLULU, Hawaiʻi (Sept. 23, 2016) – “The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) applauds the Obama…


OHA applauds PMNM expansion

HONOLULU (Aug. 25, 2016) — In response to the release made by the White House Press Office to elevate the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) to a monument Co-Trustee and expand the boundaries of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, OHA…


#kalaniopuu: Follow the return

Honolulu, HI – In 1779, the reigning chief of Hawai‘i Island, Kalani‘ōpu‘u, who traced his regal line to the great chief Līloa of Waipiʻo, greeted an English captain named James Cook after his ship made port in Kealakekua Bay. As…


Remembering a favorite Son of Miloli‘i

Statement from OHA Chairperson Robert K. Lindsey Jr. on the passing of Sen. Gil Kahele: “Senator Kahele will be remembered as a favorite ‘Son of Miloli‘i.’ He was an active member of our Hawai‘i Island Caucus. I will always remember…


OHA appoints new Chief Operating Officer

HONOLULU – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs announced that it has hired a new Ka Pou Nui (Chief Operating Officer) responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the 170-person agency. Victor started at OHA on Monday, August 10. Lisa Victor…


I ka wā ma mua, ka wā ma hope: OHA applauds Haena CBSFA law

HONOLULU – Governor David Ige has signed into law, the first ever Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) for Haena, Kauai. The Haena CBSFA is the result of more than a decade of work, overwhelming support from the local community and…

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Statement of Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Mauna Kea arrests

Statement of Robert Lindsey, Chairman of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees


Paʻa Ke Aupuni: 60-minutes of animation you have to see!

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Kamakakoʻi are launching Paʻa Ke Aupuni, a concise but factual video history of Hawaiʻi as seen through a Hawaiian perspective.