OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Eviction Protection Information

OHA has urged Governor Ige to adopt additional policies to close critical gaps left by the new federal moratorium on evictions and the state’s recent emergency orders, in an effort to ensure that all Hawaiʻi renters can stay in their…

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COVID-19 Resources

Last Updated October 15, 2020 OHA COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS 30+ nonprofits to receive $721,739 in OHA grant funding for food security Hawaiʻi Community Foundation (HCF) today announced over 30 nonprofits that will receive a total of $721,739 in grants, funded…

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Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi: Cultivating ʻāina and people

Getting people on the ʻāina to grow our food sustainably and perpetuating Hawaiian culture is what Kākoʻo ʻŌiwi is all about. Their approach involves restoring the cultural connection between the land and our community. And itʻs working! Last year, Kākoʻo…

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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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OHA loan impacts Moloka‘i in a big way

MOLOKAI — If you need sound support for a concert, meeting, party or large event on Molokaʻi you will likely be referred to Molokaʻi’s resident sound guy Sherman Napoleon, Jr. Napoleon is the owner of Lohea Audio, a Hawaiian-owned, small…

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OHA Grant: Developing High Tech Youth in Hawaiʻi

KAUA‘I — Technology is opening up a whole new world for the haumana at Kawaikini Public Charter School in Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi. Thanks to a partnership between the school, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and High Tech Youth, a digital media…

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OHA seeks to include Mauna Kea ‘Ohana leadership in discussions

HONOLULU – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has continued to urge Governor Ige and University of Hawaiʻi President Lassner to address the outstanding legal issues involved in the planned Mauna Kea thirty-meter telescope before the moratorium on construction is lifted….

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After years of waiting, East Maui hui’s case finally being heard

KAHULUI (Mar. 2, 2015) — Today, the State Commission on Water Resource Management (Water Commission) will re-engage a case that’s been languishing for years. It involves ʻohana from Honopou to Wailuanui in East Maui who have been farming kalo for centuries. The law…

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Kaka‘ako Makai: Share your vision with us

HONOLULU (Feb. 18, 2015) – Hawaiians have always been innovative. When we lived in the valleys near streams, we built ‘auwai and lo‘i to feed our ‘ohana abundantly. When we decided to build a palace, we built the first royal…

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