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Five kūpuna recognized as Living Treasures of the Hawaiian people for being master practitioners and knowledge keepers

HONOLULU (Feb. 9, 2019) – Today the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and the PAʻI Foundation presented the Nā Mamo Makamae o Ka Poʻe Hawaiʻi: Living Treasures of the Hawaiian People, a Native Hawaiian community-driven event that honored five master…

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OHA statement on the Mauna Kea extreme athlete viral video

HONOLULU (Feb. 6, 2019) –  Members of the OHA Board of Trustees joined the Hawaiian Caucus of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature and members of the Native Hawaiian community today to condemn the actions of extreme athletes on Mauna Kea in…

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Statement for press conference called by Native Hawaiian Leaders

HONOLULU (Jan. 24, 2019) – While Native Hawaiians today hold differing opinions on many issues, we must all agree that there is no place for violence in our community.   Any use of violence – regardless for what cause – must be…

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OHA’s statement on today’s incident

HONOLULU (Jan. 17, 2019) – At 11:40 a.m. today, twelve individuals used force to gain control of the lobby of OHA’s Honolulu office at the Nā Lama Kukui building on 560 N. Nimitz Highway.   They forcibly removed OHA staff…

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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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