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OHA Board Chair Statement on Missing and Murdered Native Hawaiian Women and Girls Day

Today, the nation encourages change through a National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In Hawaiʻi we focus specifically on our Indigenous Native Hawaiian wāhine and keiki affected by this horrendous issue. Native Hawaiian girls…

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Scottish museum returns iwi kupuna to Hawaiʻi

Surgeons’ Hall Museums in Edinburgh repatriated iwi kupuna (ancestral Hawaiian skeletal remains) today to a Hawaiian delegation.

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OHA Board Chair statement on Public Land Trust Bill clearing the House and Senate floor votes

Today the Public Land Trust (PLT) bill cleared both the House and Senate floor votes unanimously and now moves on to Gov. Ige for his signature and final approval. The PLT bill would raise annual revenue payments to the Office…

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OHA Board Chair statement on Public Land Trust bill approved by state legislature

HONOLULU (April 29, 2022) – Today’s welcome news that the conference committee unanimously approved the Public Land Trust bill that will raise annual payments to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from $15.1 million to $21.5 million, provide an additional sum of $64 million, and…

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Statement from OHA Board Chair on $600 million legislative appropriation to DHHL

HONOLULU (April 29, 2022) – News that the state Legislature approved a $600 million appropriation to the Department of Hawaiian Homelands marks a historic day of funding for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). Though long in coming, these…

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Serve the Lāhui – OHA seeks grant application reviewers for community grants

(HONOLULU) – If you’re looking for an opportunity to serve the Lāhui, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is currently seeking grant application reviewers for community grants that will benefit the Native Hawaiian community. OHA’s Grants Program aims to meet the needs of the Native Hawaiian community by providing support…

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OHA Announces $14.9 Million in Grant Solicitations to Support Native Hawaiians

Grants targeted at strengthening family, culture and land connections and increasing supports in education, health, housing and economic stability

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Statement from OHA Board of Trustees Chair on House Finance Committee Hearing on Public Land Trust bill

(HONOLULU) – We are pleased with yesterday’s Finance Committee hearing decisions that integrated the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ recommended amendments:  removing section 2 and references to net revenues; establishing a new interim annual sum of $21.5 million; releasing the carry…

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OHA Board Chair statement on Pentagon intention to close Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility

We commend Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin’s decision today to direct the Department of Navy to defuel and shut down the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility, that is threatening a major water source for Oʻahu.

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New OHA Trustee selected for Hawaiʻi Island

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Board of Trustees today selected former OHA Trustee Mililani Trask of Hilo to serve as the new OHA Trustee for Hawaiʻi Island.

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