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OHA statement regarding State Auditor’s suspension of OHA’s audit

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado and OHA Vice Chair Brendon Kaleiʻāina Lee Regarding State Auditor’s Suspension of OHA’s Audit December 30, 2019 In 2019, the Legislature approved OHA’s budget act with the condition that the agency’s second fiscal year of general…

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OHA awards $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships

HONOLULU (Dec. 19, 2019) – OHA approved today the selection of the UH Mānoa Native Hawaiian Science & Engineering Mentorship Program to administer a $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships for Native Hawaiian students. Between 2010 and 2018, OHA…

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Calling all shoppers for OHA’s third annual pop-up holiday mākeke

HONOLULU (December 16, 2019) – Join the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) for some last-minute holiday shopping at its third annual Pop-Up Holiday Mākeke (Market) on Saturday, Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nā Lama Kukui (formerly known as Gentry Pacific…

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OHA staff plants 1,000 native trees in first effort to reforest its Wahiawā lands

WAHIAWĀ (December 13, 2019) – OHA staff planted 1,000 native trees today near the Kūkaniloko Birthing Stones site, a first step to return portions of the agency’s Wahiawā lands to the robust native forest that once existed there more than…

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OHA offering $250,000 in grants to nonprofits serving Native Hawaiians

HONOLULU (December 6, 2019) – OHA is now accepting applications from non-profit organizations for its $250,000 Kūlia Grants Program, which offers one-year grant awards for projects that benefit the Native Hawaiian community and align with the agency’s broad strategic priority…

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OHA statement on OHA & LLCs’ Contract & Disbursement Review Report

 December 4, 2019  Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado and Trustee Dan Ahuna, Chair of the OHA Board Committee on Resource Management, On the OHA & LLCS Contract and Disbursement Review Report  Four decades ago, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) was…

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

HONOLULU (Nov. 22, 2019) – OHA announced today the selection of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) to administer a $1.66-million grant to provide emergency financial assistance to low-income Native Hawaiians statewide. “We are proud to partner with CNHA…

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OHA names Sylvia Hussey as new Chief Executive Officer

HONOLULU (November 21, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees today unanimously appointed Sylvia Hussey, Ed.D., as the agency’s new Ka Pouhana/Chief Executive Officer, who is the Board’s sole employee, responsible for implementing Board policies and directives and leading the…

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OHA to host free premiere of its new Maui water rights film

KAHULUI (Novermber 6, 2019) – OHA will host a free event tomorrow evening at the University of Hawaiʻi’s Maui College featuring a movie premiere and panel discussion, both focused on highlighting the East Maui community’s decades-long efforts to protect its stream water resources. The community event,…

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OHA approves $103,000 in event grants

HONOLULU (Nov. 1, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the selection of 20 community events that will receive a total of $103,000 from OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program. “OHA is proud to support these organizations hosting events that…

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