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Meals and Mahalo

OHA Delivers “Meals & Mahalo” To Frontline Health Care Workers

HONOLULU (Sept. 2, 2021) – In an act of aloha and appreciation, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs today delivered 100 meaʻai pono lunches to frontline health care workers at Straub Medical Center. This follows a delivery of 226 Hawaiian food…

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Maui Community Meetings Update

Upcoming OHA Maui meetings shift to virtual hosting

KAHULUI (August 10, 2021) – Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi and in accordance with current COVID-19 safety guidance, the two OHA meetings scheduled this week in Kahului, Maui, will be hosted virtually only. Additionally, OHA…

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Statement from OHA Chair on today’s Maunakea ruling by Judge Laubach

August 6, 2021 STATEMENT FROM OHA CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON TODAY’S MAUNAKEA RULING BY JUDGE LAUBACH OHA is grateful for the pono outcome of Judge Laubach’s ruling today, finding Marie Alohalani Brown, Maxine Kahaulelio, Ranette Robinson and Keliʻi W. Ioane not…

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OHA’s Ka Wai Ola News honored with national Indigenous media awards

HONOLULU (August 5, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ monthly publication Ka Wai Ola News has received four 2021 National Native Media Awards from the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), the association announced yesterday. The annual competition recognizes excellence…

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Photo: Makani ŌOlu

Native Hawaiian scientists depart for Papahānaumokuākea

KĀNEʻOHE (July 29, 2021) – A hui of Native Hawaiians will depart from Kāneʻohe Bay on Saturday to embark on a 15-day scientific research voyage into the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument that is supported in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Sailing aboard the Makani ʻOlu, a 96-foot, triple-masted schooner, the…

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Italian fashion brand REDValentino to collaborate with Native Hawaiian designers

Native Hawaiian designs to be featured on REDValentino’s special capsule collection dedicated to London’s prestigious annual floral art show – Chelsea in Bloom, part of an ongoing partnership between the renowned brand and the Native Hawaiian community HONOLULU (July 27,…

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OHA statement on pending Commission on Water Resources Management decision

July 20, 2021 STATEMENT FROM OHA BOARD CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON PENDING COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DECISION AFFECTING MOLOKAʻI HOMESTEADERS “I am excited and anxious for the Commission on Water Resources Management’s decision this morning, on a water…

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OHA releases $394,588 in additional grants to benefit Native Hawaiians

HONOLULU (July 13, 2021) – Projects throughout the state designed to strengthen Native Hawaiians’ connections to family, culture and land will receive $394,588 in grants from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs thanks to a budget reallocation approved by OHA’s Board of Trustees. The newly approved grants include a $50,000 award to a project on Kauaʻi that…

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Statement from OHA Chair on HB499

June 25, 2021 STATEMENT FROM OHA CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON HB499 I am extremely disappointed by the Governor’s recent decision to not consider HB499 for a veto. This decision by the Governor ensures that this controversial bill, which OHA…

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Mai Ka Pō Mai

New guidance document to integrate Native Hawaiian culture into management of Papahānaumokuākea

The Co-Trustees of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) today released Mai Ka Pō Mai, a historic guidance document that will help federal and state agencies further integrate Native Hawaiian culture into all areas of management of the 582,578-square mile protected region in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

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