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OHA Hawaiʻi Island Trustee Keola Lindsey stepping down

HONOLULU (Jan. 31, 2022 ) – Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaiʻi Island Trustee Keola Lindsey has announced that he is vacating his position.   OHA’s Board of Trustees received a letter of resignation from Lindsey which stated that effective Feb. 1, 2022, he is…

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OHA bill calls out state’s $63.8 million annual under payment in PLT revenues owed to Hawaiians

HONOLULU (January 28, 2022) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has introduced in its 2022 Legislative package a bill to receive its legally mandated 20 percent of the estimated $394 million annual revenue from the Public Land Trust.  The legislation…

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OHA Board Chair salutes appointees to the President’s Advisory Commission on AANHPI

On December 20, President Biden announced his intention to appoint leaders as commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, which was established in May. The Commission will advise the President on ways the…

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OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey statement on Red Hill shut down

HONOLULU (Dec. 7, 2021) –The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) strongly supports Gov. Ige and the Hawaiʻi congressional delegation’s call to shut down the Navy’s Red Hill fuel tanks before permanent, irreparable damage is done to our aquifer and Oʻahu’s…

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OHA hires new Chief Advocate and new Communications Director

HONOLULU (November 17, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced today the selection of two new executive team members.   Attorney Naʻunanikinaʻu Kamaliʻi, who was formerly a manager with the Queenʻs Health Systems and Health Policy director for Papa Ola Lōkahi,…

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Dr. David Kekaulike Sing honored with a NIEA Lifetime Achievement Award

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo emeritus professor and founding executive director of the Nā Pua No‘eau Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children Dr. David Kekaulike Sing was presented the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) today.

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Statement from OHA Board Chair Lindsey on Indigenous Peoplesʻ Day

On Oct. 8, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation which proclaims Oct.11, 2021, (today) as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  It is noteworthy and historical that this is the first ever proclamation and recognition of this day by a U.S. President. In…

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OHA delivers “Meals & Mahalo” to frontline healthcare workers on Hawai’i Island

HILO, HI (October 1, 2021) – In expanding “Meals & Mahalo” statewide, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) delivered 150 “Meals & Mahalo” to Hilo Medical Center on Friday to frontline healthcare workers as an act of aloha and appreciation. Last…

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OHA announces commercial acquisition of two properties next to Nā Lama Kukui

HONOLULU, HI (October 1, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced today it has finalized the purchase of two properties, one at 500 N. Nimitz Highway and the other at 501 Sumner Street. They are both adjacent to…

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OHA hosts annual Hawai’i Island meetings virtually

HONOLULU (September 14, 2021) – Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi and in accordance with current COVID-19 safety guidance, the two OHA meetings scheduled this week on Hawaiʻi Island will be hosted virtually only.   Beneficiaries…

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