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Hundreds protest Aloha Poke Company

CHICAGO (August 13, 2018) – Two hundred protestors rallied today against Aloha Poke Company’s aggressive efforts to assert ownership over the Native Hawaiian word “aloha.” Protestors marched from the Millennium Monument to the Aloha Poke Company on Clark Street, where…

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Hundreds to participate in protest against Aloha Poke Company

CHICAGO (August 9, 2018) – Native Hawaiians from across the nation will participate in a series of protests over the next week against Aloha Poke Company’s aggressive efforts to assert ownership over the Native Hawaiian word “aloha”. The “Aloha Not…

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Statement from OHA CEO Kamanaʻopono Crabbe on the Aloha Poke controversy

HONOLULU (August 1, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is appalled by the Chicago-based Aloha Pokē (sic) Company’s recent attempts to assert control over ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, the traditional language of the native people of Hawaiʻi. OHA is currently…

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Ke Au Hawaiʻi Festival to feature Hawaiian entertainment, market and food

HONOLULU (July 30, 2018) – Thousands will gather at Aloha Stadium this Saturday for the Ke Au Hawaiʻi Festival, a celebration of Native Hawaiian achievement featuring Hawaiian music, hula, food, a market and speeches about Native Hawaiian issues. The festival…

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OHA Board of Trustees to meet on Lānaʻi

LĀNAʻI CITY (July 10, 2018) – Lānaʻi residents will have the opportunity to share their manaʻo directly with the OHA Board of Trustees when it holds a public meeting on island on Thursday, July 12. The board meeting includes time…

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OHA releases checks to Native Hawaiians impacted by April flood on Kauaʻi

HANALEI, KAUAʻI (June 21, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) last night distributed the first set of disaster relief checks to 58 Native Hawaiians households impacted by the April flood on Kauaʻi. The checks were distributed at OHA’s Board…

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OHA statement on Water Commission’s decision on East Maui stream standards

Joint OHA Statement from Chair Colette Machado, Maui Trustee Hulu Lindsey and CEO Kamanaʻopono Crabbe On the State Water Commission’s Decision on East Maui Interim Instream Flow Standards The Native Hawaiian communities of East Maui have fought for 30 years for the…

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OHA to host flood relief outreach events on Kauaʻi

KAUAʻI (June 14, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) will host three events on Kauaʻi this week that will provide opportunities for Native Hawaiians to learn about the flood relief initiatives of OHA as well as of various…

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OHA announces disaster relief package for Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Communities

HONOLULU (June 7, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced a relief package of emergency loans and $500,000 in aid for Native Hawaiians impacted by the natural disasters on Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island. “Our deepest aloha goes out…

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OHA statement on today’s state audit

HONOLULU (June 1, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) appreciates that the state audit released today recognizes that “[t]he amount of grants that OHA budgets for each year is significant.” The more than $21.5 million in total OHA…

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