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OHA Board of Trustees to meet on Maui

MAKAWAO – Maui residents this week will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) at a community forum and a regular meeting of the OHA Board of Trustees, scheduled respectively for Wednesday, May 9,…

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OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian women

Honolulu, HI — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today held an event to launch Haumea: Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Women and Empowering Wāhine Well-Being, a 150-page report on the well-being of Native Hawaiian females. The launch of…

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OHA Chair’s statement on BLNR approval to advance proposed Moʻomomi fishing rules

  As the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and trustee for Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i, I would like to praise the Board of Land and Natural Resources’ unanimous decision to approve the holding of…

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Statement on Kauaʻi Flooding Assistance from OHA Trustees Ahuna, H. Lindsey & OHA CEO

Trustee Dan Ahuna (Kauaʻi and Niʻihau) read statements from various OHA beneficiaries affected by the flooding on Kauaʻi in the Board of Trustees Resource management committee meeting today. The trustees discussed providing immediate assistance to those in dire need of…

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Joint statement by DHHL and OHA on 1993 water use permit

HAWAI’I SUPREME COURT SCHEDULES ORAL ARGUMENTS ON 1993 WATER USE PERMIT JOINT STATEMENT BY DHHL AND OHA The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) are looking forward to taking the next steps in…

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OHA Chair’s statement on the passing of Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka

Today, all Hawaiʻi mourns the loss of a great Native Hawaiian statesman, a true servant of the people. During his lifetime of service to Hawaiʻi, Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka reminded us that the best way to lead in these islands,…

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OHA recognizes four Hawaiian language immersion students for advancing to the state science fair

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today recognized four students whose Hawaiian language science projects qualified for this year’s state science fair, which is being held this week at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. OHA Community Outreach Manager Kūhiō Lewis presented…

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Statement from OHA Chair regarding Akina’s press release calling for OHA CEO removal

Statement from OHA Chair Colette Machado regarding OHA Trustee Keliʻi Akina’s press release calling for the removal of OHA’s Chief Executive Officer First, Trustee Akina’s statement that “the state audit reveals that OHA’s CEO is personally responsible for the misspending of…

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OHA statement regarding release of final audit

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) thanks the state Auditor for its diligent work in developing its Final Audit, which was released today. OHA is proud of our substantial contributions to the Lāhui and…

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OHA statement regarding Auditor’s press conference

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado OHA is extremely disappointed with the unauthorized release of the draft audit before we could fully review the report and provide a formal agency response to the Auditor, and before the Auditor has had…

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