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Dr. David Kekaulike Sing honored by the National Indian Education Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award

(Honolulu) October 15, 2021 – University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo emeritus professor and founding executive director of the Nā Pua No‘eau Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children Dr. David Kekaulike Sing was presented the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Indian Education Association…

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Statement from OHA Board Chair Lindsey on Indigenous Peoplesʻ Day

On Oct. 8, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation which proclaims Oct.11, 2021, (today) as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  It is noteworthy and historical that this is the first ever proclamation and recognition of this day by a U.S. President. In…

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OHA delivers “Meals & Mahalo” to frontline healthcare workers on Hawai’i Island

HILO, HI (October 1, 2021) – In expanding “Meals & Mahalo” statewide, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) delivered 150 “Meals & Mahalo” to Hilo Medical Center on Friday to frontline healthcare workers as an act of aloha and appreciation. Last…

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OHA announces commercial acquisition of two properties next to Nā Lama Kukui

HONOLULU, HI (October 1, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced today it has finalized the purchase of two properties, one at 500 N. Nimitz Highway and the other at 501 Sumner Street. They are both adjacent to…

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OHA hosts annual Hawai’i Island meetings virtually

HONOLULU (September 14, 2021) – Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi and in accordance with current COVID-19 safety guidance, the two OHA meetings scheduled this week on Hawaiʻi Island will be hosted virtually only.   Beneficiaries…

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OHA Delivers “Meals & Mahalo” To Frontline Health Care Workers

HONOLULU (Sept. 2, 2021) – In an act of aloha and appreciation, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs today delivered 100 meaʻai pono lunches to frontline health care workers at Straub Medical Center. This follows a delivery of 226 Hawaiian food…

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Upcoming OHA Maui meetings shift to virtual hosting

KAHULUI (August 10, 2021) – Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Hawaiʻi and in accordance with current COVID-19 safety guidance, the two OHA meetings scheduled this week in Kahului, Maui, will be hosted virtually only. Additionally, OHA…

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Statement from OHA Chair on today’s Maunakea ruling by Judge Laubach

August 6, 2021 STATEMENT FROM OHA CHAIR CARMEN “HULU” LINDSEY ON TODAY’S MAUNAKEA RULING BY JUDGE LAUBACH OHA is grateful for the pono outcome of Judge Laubach’s ruling today, finding Marie Alohalani Brown, Maxine Kahaulelio, Ranette Robinson and Keliʻi W. Ioane not…

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OHA’s Ka Wai Ola News honored with national Indigenous media awards

HONOLULU (August 5, 2021) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ monthly publication Ka Wai Ola News has received four 2021 National Native Media Awards from the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), the association announced yesterday. The annual competition recognizes excellence…

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Native Hawaiian scientists depart for Papahānaumokuākea

KĀNEʻOHE (July 29, 2021) – A hui of Native Hawaiians will depart from Kāneʻohe Bay on Saturday to embark on a 15-day scientific research voyage into the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument that is supported in part by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Sailing aboard the Makani ʻOlu, a 96-foot, triple-masted schooner, the…

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