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OHA board appoints interim chief executive officer

HONOLULU (June 20, 2019) – The OHA Board today appointed OHA Chief Operating Officer Sylvia Hussey, Ed.D., as the agency’s interim chief executive officer (CEO) until a new CEO is hired. Dr. Hussey will begin as interim CEO July 1,…

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Joint statement of OHA Chair Machado and OHA CEO Crabbe

HONOLULU (June 6, 2019) – At an emotional Board meeting today, the OHA trustees and Dr. Kamana‘opono Crabbe, OHA Chief Executive Officer/Ka Pouhana, came to a mutual understanding that his last official day as OHA CEO will be June 30,…

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OHA to host free agribusiness workshop in Hilo

HILO [June 4, 2019] – OHA is partnering with The Kohala Center, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and UH’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to hold an agribusiness and resource workshop on…

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OHA approves $100,000 in event grants

HONOLULU – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the selection of 22 community events that will receive a total of $100,000 from OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program. “OHA is excited to partner with these community events that will provide important…

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OHA releases ʻĀina Summit Report and Call to Action

HONOLULU (April 26, 2019) – Coinciding with Earth Day earlier this week, OHA has released a community-driven report that details the current challenges of protecting our ʻāina and offers recommendations to improve the sustainable management of Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural…

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OHA hosts “Maolipreneur” small business workshops on Molokaʻi

KAUNAKAKAI (April 23, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is hosting a series of free small business strategy workshops on Molokaʻi, with the next one scheduled for April 30. The “Maolipreneur” Community Workshop Series will consist of five…

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OHA to host suicide prevention trainings on Kauaʻi

LĪHUʻE (April 17, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is partnering with community-based organizations to host a series of free suicide prevention trainings called “safeTALK” beginning April 18. The trainings are in response to Kauaʻi community’s request for help…

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OHA board supports Sen. Kahele’s proposed water bill compromise

HONOLULU (April 4, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees today voted to support a water bill that represents a compromise that clears the way for resolution of a long-standing Native Hawaiian water rights issue and provides relief to concerned…

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OHA board approves new internal governance framework for the agency

HONOLULU (April 4, 2019)  – The OHA Board of Trustees today approved a new internal governance framework intended to better align the agency’s decision-making within its different roles to enhance OHA’s ability to meet the needs of the Native Hawaiian…

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OHA statement on President Trump’s FY2020 budget

HONOLULU (March 29,2019) – “The Office of Hawaiian Affairs was disappointed to find that the President’s FY 2020 Budget would again eliminate funding for well-established federal programs that benefit Native Hawaiians, as he did in his first two budget requests….

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