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OHA’s statement on the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s report summary on national monuments

HONOLULU (August 24, 2017) – OHA recognizes that Interior Secretary Zinke and the Department of the Interior were tasked with an enormous undertaking in reviewing the presidential actions relating to 27 national monuments, including the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. We…

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OHA loan programs move to new office

OHA’s Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund (NHRLF) program and Consumer Micro-Loan Program (CMLP) will be moving to new office space at Nā Lama Kukui this week. The move will create a storefront presence for NHRLF and CMLP, which will increase…

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OHA CEO Statement On Haleakalā Demonstration

HONOLULU (August 4, 2017) – “OHA is deeply concerned by reports that police allegedly used excessive force during the peaceful Haleakalā telescope demonstration on Aug. 2. OHA urges state officials to investigate the incident and evaluate whether the use of force…

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OHA moves forward with long-term fiscal sustainability

HONOLULU (July 25, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) will begin shortly taking a number of important steps to strengthen the agency’s long-term fiscal sustainability, in an initiative intended to ensure that its $572 million in capital and…

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OHA seeks community input for its Wahiawā lands master plan

WAHIAWĀ (July 14, 2017) – More than 40 individuals attended a meeting last night to share their manaʻo about how the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) should move forward with managing its 511 acres of agricultural land in Wahiawā, which surrounds…

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OHA statement on the enactment of House Bill 451, relating to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act

HONOLULU (July 5, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs commends the Governor for signing HB451 today, and applauds the Legislature for its diligence on this bill during the legislative session. In addition, we especially want to recognize the hard…

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OHA Board of Trustees approves $6 million for community grants

HONOLULU (June 29, 2017) – The Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today approved $6 million in grants over the next two fiscal years to programs benefitting the Native Hawaiian community. The 23 organizations receiving grant…

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OHA statement relating to Maui Sand Dunes issue

HONOLULU (June 29, 2017) – The Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs today approved the following motion: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs calls upon Maui Lani Partners to cease all sand and other resource extraction and grading…

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A Historic Homecoming

July 2017 Ka Wai Ola Cover Story By Lurline McGregor View the complete July 2017 Ka Wai Ola online here  A double rainbow appeared off the end of Magic Island as Namahoe, the first wa‘a to arrive, turned into Ala Moana…

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OHA providing free parking in Kakaʻako Makai for Hōkūleʻa Homecoming Ceremony

HONOLULU (June 15, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is now offering free parking in Kakaʻako Makai with shuttle service to Magic Island for the Hōkūleʻa Homecoming Ceremony on Saturday, June 17. OHA is making available the makai end of the…

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