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OHA board approves new internal governance framework for the agency

HONOLULU (April 4, 2019)  – The OHA Board of Trustees today approved a new internal governance framework intended to better align the agency’s decision-making within its different roles to enhance OHA’s ability to meet the needs of the Native Hawaiian…

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OHA statement on President Trump’s FY2020 budget

HONOLULU (March 29,2019) – “The Office of Hawaiian Affairs was disappointed to find that the President’s FY 2020 Budget would again eliminate funding for well-established federal programs that benefit Native Hawaiians, as he did in his first two budget requests….

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OHA Board announces approval of Kūlia Grants Program awards

Ten organizations to receive funding for programs that benefit the Native Hawaiian community HONOLULU (March 28, 2019) – The Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today approved the awarding of $500,000 to 10 non-profit organizations under…

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OHA statement on Mauna Kea ruling

HONOLULU (March 14, 2019) – Honolulu Circuit Judge Jeffrey P. Crabtree this week issued an order allowing OHA to continue its lawsuit against the University of Hawaii (UH) and the State for breach of fiduciary duty and for injunctive relief…

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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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