OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $1.66-million emergency financial assistance grant

HONOLULU (Sept. 13, 2019) – OHA announced today that it is re-soliciting applications from nonprofit organizations for a $1.66-million grant to provide emergency financial assistance to low-income Native Hawaiians. The purpose of the Emergency Financial Assistance grant is to support…

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OHA statement on dismantling of a small structure on DHHL lands at Maunakea

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado; Trustee Dan Ahuna, chair of the OHA Boardʻs Ad Hoc Committee on Maunakea; and OHA Interim Chief Executive Officer Sylvia Hussey HONOLULU (Sept. 6, 2019) — State law enforcement’s swift dismantling today of a…

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OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $3 million charter school grant

HONOLULU (August 2, 2019) – OHA announced today that it is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to administer a $3 million grant to support 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools. Since 2006, OHA has provided $21.6 million to assist 17 Hawaiian-focused charter…

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OHA now accepting applications for its Grants Program for events

HONOLULU (July 30, 2019) – Organizations in need of financial assistance to hold community events may apply for funding from OHA’s ‘Ahahui Grants Program beginning August 5. OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program provides funding to support eligible organizations hosting community events that…

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OHA statement on July 26th meeting with Mayor Harry Kim

Joint statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado and Sylvia Hussey, Interim OHA CEO/Ka Pouhana Kuikawa HONOLULU (July 29, 2019) — First, we thank Mayor Harry Kim for convening last Friday’s meeting of Native Hawaiian community members to discuss Maunakea. The…

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OHA Board approves resolution on Maunakea

HONOLULU (July 25, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees today approved a resolution that calls on Gov. David Ige to rescind his Emergency Proclamation for Maunakea and authorizes the OHA administration to advocate for the rights, safety and well-being…

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OHA statement on today’s arrest of kūpuna and others on Maunakea

HONOLULU (July 17, 2019) — Uē ka lani, naue ka honua The heavens weep, the ground shakes The Native Hawaiian community weeps today. To see some of our most respected kūpuna, advocates and ʻohana get arrested for voicing the same…

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OHA leadership reiterates their demand that the state provide a safe place for Native Hawaiians to assemble and peacefully protest TMT construction

HONOLULU (July 14, 2019)  – OHA leadership today reiterated their demand that the state immediately hold all construction relating to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) until it provides and recognizes a safe place for Native Hawaiians and others to peacefully…

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OHA leadership demands halt to TMT construction to avoid harm to Native Hawaiians and the public until steps are taken to ensure public safety

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OHA leadership demands halt to TMT construction to avoid harm to Native Hawaiians & the public until steps are taken to ensure public safety

HONOLULU (July 13, 2019) – OHA Chair Colette Machado and OHA Trustee Dan Ahuna call on Gov. David Ige to halt all planned construction activities for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) to avoid harm to Native Hawaiians and others until…

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