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OHA Trustees reject proposal from House Speaker

“We are not asking for special treatment. We are asking for equal treatment,” Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey says. HONOLULU (April 6, 2023) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees, recognizing both the significance and time sensitivity of Hawaiʻi House…

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OHA announces 12 grant solicitations to support Native Hawaiians

HONOLULU (March 15, 2023) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today announced it is making available more than $9 million in grant solicitations to help Native Hawaiians. Solicitations include community grants to strengthen ʻohana (family), moʻomeheu (culture) and ʻāina (land) connections, and grants to support education, health, housing, economic stability, homestead communities, and…

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OHA statement on the State Auditor’s report 23-04

HONOLULU (March 14, 2023) – Today, almost 20 months since the July 2021 initiation, the State Auditor finally issued its statutory performance audit report focusing on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA) Land Division from calendar year 2019 to 2021…

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OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey statement on SB736 moving forward in today’s Senate hearing

We want to thank the Senate committees on Water and Land and Hawaiian Affairs — and chairs Sen. Lorraine Inouye and Sen. Maile Shimabukuro — for the opportunity today to provide more context and facts relating to OHA’s plans for Kakaʻako Makai and its…

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Maui Island Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey unanimously re-elected board chair of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

HONOLULU (December 12, 2022) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees today unanimously selected Maui Island Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey as its board chair, a position she has held since December of 2020. The board also selected the…

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Nine trustees inducted at OHA investiture ceremony at Kawaiahaʻo Church

HONOLULU (Dec. 8, 2022) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ trustees elected in 2022 were inducted into their terms of office at an investiture ceremony held this morning at Kawaiahaʻo Church in Honolulu. Newly elected At-Large Trustees Brickwood Galuteria and…

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Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey speaks at the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators

HONOLULU (November 30, 2022) – This morning, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs was honored to participate in the 2022 Annual Meeting of the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Nov. 29 to Dec….

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs announces name for Kakaʻako Makai property

HONOLULU (Nov 11, 2022) – Today the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced that internationally recognized Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner, genealogist, historian and loea hula, Kumu Cy Bridges, has thoughtfully selected a name for OHA’s 30-acre Kakaʻako Makai property. That…

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Kāhea for Native Hawaiian businesses: Purple Maiʻa announces culturally rooted accelerator program

Purple Maiʻa Foundation announced the launch of Mālama Design Studio (MDS) with support from a Community Grant Award for Economic Stability from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) totaling funds of $498,660.

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Chair Lindsey statement on OHA’s participation on the Red Hill Defueling Information Sharing Forum

November 15, 2022 Today’s announcement that the Navy is establishing a Defueling Information Sharing Forum which will allow community leaders, elected representatives and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide community feedback and receive regular progress updates as the Red Hill…

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