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Mana i Mauli Ola

New Strategic Plan Will Guide OHA’s Work Through 2035

HONOLULU (April 1, 2021) – With an overall goal of bringing vision and execution together through effective strategy implementation, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs today unveiled “Mana i Mauli Ola (Strength to Wellbeing),” the organization’s 15-year strategic plan. “This plan is the result…

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OHA releases grant solicitations for teachers and the Native Hawaiian community

HONOLULU (March 29, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs announced today the release of two grant solicitations totaling $750,000 to provide needed support and assistance to the Native Hawaiian community. OHA has committed $250,000 to a Native Hawaiian Teacher Education and…

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OHA Board Chair Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee on COVID-19 Impacts on Native Hawaiians

HONOLULU (March 23, 2021) – Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey was one of seven witnesses who testified today before a U.S. House subcommittee reviewing the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous populations. The House Committee on…

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Kakaʻako Makai

OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey Media Statement on Kakaʻako Makai

HONOLULU (March 16, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is deeply disappointed that a bill that would allow Native Hawaiians to develop housing in Kakaʻako Makai appears to be dead. We are saddened that Native Hawaiians were robbed…

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OHA releases $2.92 million in grant solicitations to aid with COVID-19 and support ‘ohana and communities

HONOLULU (March 2, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the release of two grant solicitations totaling $2.92 million to provide needed support and assistance to the Native Hawaiian community. OHA has committed $1.67 million to a COVID-19…

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OHA board chair testifies before Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

HONOLULU – OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey testified this morning at the first hearing of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs chaired by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaiʻi), urging senators to help address the needs of Native Hawaiians. “This…

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OHA releases new $250,000 grant solicitation to support Hawaiian homestead communities

HONOLULU (February 16, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today released its third grant solicitation of the month, announcing the availability of a new community grant targeted specifically to aid Native Hawaiian families living on Hawaiian Homestead lands. OHA…

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OHA releases grant solicitations for $340,000 to mālama iwi kupuna and support community events

HONOLULU (Feb. 1, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today published two of an anticipated seven grant solicitations scheduled to be released by March 1, 2021, to support Native Hawaiian beneficiaries and communities.  OHA is dedicating $144,079 to its new Iwi Kupuna Repatriation and Reinternment grant. The grant is intended…

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OHA CEO statement expresses concern on State protection of iwi kupuna

January 25, 2021 Statement of OHA CEO Sylvia Hussey Concern Regarding the State Historic Preservation Division’s Administration of the Island Burial Councils and the Care, Management and Protection of Our Iwi Kupuna “On January 19, 2021, in proximity to the…

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OHA Chair names Native Hawaiian attorney Colin Kippen as Board Chief of Staff

HONOLULU (Dec. 21, 2020) – OHA Chair Hulu Lindsey announced today her selection of Native Hawaiian attorney and administrator Colin Kippen as OHA Board Chief of Staff. He will start on Jan. 4. “Mr. Kippen will bring a breadth of…

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