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OHA seeks community input on its upcoming biennium budget

HONOLULU (May 20, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is seeking community input for its preliminary budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. “OHA wants to hear from our community how they think OHA resources should be directed…

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OHA seeks community input to develop its new strategic plan

HONOLULU (May 13, 2019) – OHA is seeking the community’s manaʻo for the development of the agency’s new strategic plan, through an online survey as well as a series of statewide meetings beginning later this month. “Forty years ago, OHA…

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OHA Board of Trustees to meet on Maui

KAHULUI (May 10, 2019) – Maui residents this week will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) at a community forum and a regular meeting of the OHA Board of Trustees, scheduled respectively for…

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OHA board approves revisions to trustee protocol allowance

HONOLULU (May 2, 2019) – The OHA Board today approved substantial revisions to its Trustee Protocol Allowance that reduce each trustee’s allowance; limit what the funds can be used for; and establish accountability safeguards, thereby addressing the state auditor’s concerns…

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OHA releases ʻĀina Summit Report and Call to Action

HONOLULU (April 26, 2019) – Coinciding with Earth Day earlier this week, OHA has released a community-driven report that details the current challenges of protecting our ʻāina and offers recommendations to improve the sustainable management of Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural…

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OHA hosts “Maolipreneur” small business workshops on Molokaʻi

KAUNAKAKAI (April 23, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is hosting a series of free small business strategy workshops on Molokaʻi, with the next one scheduled for April 30. The “Maolipreneur” Community Workshop Series will consist of five…

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OHA to host suicide prevention trainings on Kauaʻi

LĪHUʻE (April 17, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is partnering with community-based organizations to host a series of free suicide prevention trainings called “safeTALK” beginning April 18. The trainings are in response to Kauaʻi community’s request for help…

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OHA Board approves time extension for internal audit contract

HONOLULU (April 12, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees yesterday approved an eight-month time extension to the contract for its internal audit to provide its independent auditor sufficient time to finish its work. “In March 2017, the OHA Board…

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OHA recognizes four Hawaiian language immersion students at the state science fair

HONOLULU (April 10, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today recognized four students whose Hawaiian language science projects qualified for this year’s state science fair, which is being held this week at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. OHA officials…

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OHA board supports Sen. Kahele’s proposed water bill compromise

HONOLULU (April 4, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees today voted to support a water bill that represents a compromise that clears the way for resolution of a long-standing Native Hawaiian water rights issue and provides relief to concerned…

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