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Machado remains OHA chair with support of full board

HONOLULU (Dec. 10, 2018) –  The OHA Board of Trustees today unanimously voted to retain Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi Trustee Colette Y. Machado as its chair while also selecting the rest of its leadership during the first board meeting since the…

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OHA statement on The Eddie Big Wave Invitational

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS STATEMENT ON THE EDDIE BIG WAVE INVITATIONAL HONOLULU (Nov. 29, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is proud to join the Eddie Aikau Foundation and a coalition of other Hawaiian organizations to bring back The…

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OHA offering $7 million for community grants

HONOLULU (Nov 21, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today announced the opening of the application period for its Community Grants Program, which will make available $7 million to projects that contribute to the Native Hawaiian community through…

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OHA statement on Hawaiʻi Supreme Court ruling on the Thirty Meter Telescope Permit

HONOLULU (Oct. 30, 2018) – Despite four state audits and generations of Native Hawaiians expressing concern about the threats to Maunakea, the state and the University of Hawaiʻi have continuously neglected their legal duties to adequately manage the mountain. Instead,…

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OHA receives 2018 Native Hawaiian Housing Award

WAIKĪKĪ (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today received the 2018 Native Hawaiian Housing Award at the 17th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, hosted by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) at the Waikīkī Prince Hotel. OHA…

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OHA hires new Chief Operating Officer

HONOLULU (October 3, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today announced the selection of Sylvia Hussey, Ed.D., as the agency’s new Ka Pou Nui (Chief Operating Officer), whose responsibilities will include helping to oversee the agency’s day-to-day operations…

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OHA to host Kūlia Grant orientation sessions on Kauaʻi

LĪHUʻE (October 2, 2018) – OHA will host two orientation sessions on Kauaʻi on October 4 for its new $500,000 pilot grants program, which will offer smaller, one-year funding awards for projects that benefit the Native Hawaiian community. The Kauaʻi…

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OHA now accepting applications for its Kūlia Grants Program

HONOLULU (September 26, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs has launched a $500,000 pilot grants program that will provide smaller, 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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UH’s proposed rules fall short of ensuring appropriate stewardship of Maunakea

OHA submitted formal testimony to the University of Hawaiʻi stating that the University’s proposed administrative rules for Maunakea “fall short” of ensuring appropriate stewardship for the sacred mountain. Enacted in 2009, Act 132 authorizes the University of Hawaiʻi’s Board of…

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OHA statement on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    STATEMENT OF OHA CHAIR COLETTE MACHADO ON U.S. SUPREME COURT NOMINEE BRETT KAVANAUGH HONOLULU (Sept. 12, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) joins U.S Senator Mazie Hirono in calling the nation’s attention to Judge Kavanaugh’s extreme positions on…

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