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OHA Chair names Native Hawaiian attorney Colin Kippen as Board Chief of Staff

HONOLULU (Dec. 21, 2020) – OHA Chair Hulu Lindsey announced today her selection of Native Hawaiian attorney and administrator Colin Kippen as OHA Board Chief of Staff. He will start on Jan. 4. “Mr. Kippen will bring a breadth of…

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Keliʻi Akina sworn in as OHA Trustee

HONOLULU (December 17) – The Honorable Keith K. Hiraoka, an associate judge on the Intermediate Court of Appeals, administered the Oath of Office today to OHA Trustee At-Large Keliʻi Akina, who’s electoral win was certified by the State Office of Elections…

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Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey named new OHA chair

HONOLULU (Dec. 10, 2020)  – The OHA Board of Trustees today voted to appoint Maui Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey as its chair, while also selecting the rest of its leadership during the first board meeting since the November elections. “Today we…

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Businesses and the community agree on visions of a robust and sustainable post-COVID-19 economy

HONOLULU (December 3, 2010) – Hawaiʻi businessowners and community members both envision a post-COVID-19 local economy that departs from the state’s longstanding economic drivers of the past and instead prioritizes diversified industries that promote sustainability and support residents’ basic needs,…

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Hawaiian Names Given to Five Species at Papahānaumokuākea

Honolulu, HI (December 1, 2020) – Four bird species and one plant species living within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM), have been given Hawaiian names. Developed by PMNM’s Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group (CWG), facilitated by the Office of…

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NHPI Coalition applies cultural approach to stopping COVID-19

NHPI community continues to be disproportionately impacted by the virus, according to COVID-19 case data Honolulu, HI (Nov. 16, 2020) – A coalition of leading organizations dedicated to serving Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) is taking a cultural approach…

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Native Hawaiians at increased risk of intimate partner violence during COVID-19 according to new report

HONOLULU (October 20,2020) – A new report that highlights the increased risk of Native Hawaiians to intimate partner violence during COVID-19 is part of a coordinated initiative aimed at raising awareness about domestic violence during the pandemic. “This report furthers our…

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OHA Board hosts neighbor island community meetings virtually

  HONOLULU (Sept. 30, 2020) – The OHA Board of Trustees will dedicate five meetings in September and October to hearing from community members located on the neighbor islands. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OHA Board of…

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OHA wins seven National Native Media Awards

HONOLULU (Sept. 30, 2020) – Ka Wai Ola newspaper, the monthly publication of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, recently received seven National Native Media Awards from the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). Since 1980, Ka Wai Ola has covered the people, issues and events making news…

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OHA earns victory in ongoing lawsuit against state auditor

HONOLULU  (September 11, 2020)­– First Circuit Judge Jeffrey P. Crabtree issued an order in favor of OHA yesterday, ruling that the redacted portions of the minutes of the executive sessions of OHA Board meetings that the State Auditor seeks to…

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