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OHA to hold community meetings statewide to update on Kakaʻako Makai planning process

HONOLULU (May 17, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) tomorrow will hold the first in a series of statewide meetings to provide the community with an update on the planning process for its lands in Kakaʻako Makai. Tomorrow’s…

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OHA board of trustees to meet on Kaua’i

LĪHUʻE (May 9, 2017) – Kaua‘i 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…

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Where have all the May Days gone?

May Day once had an enduring presence in Hawai‘i’s schools, but today we see signs of its demise. Still, we can often catch a glimpse of children rehearsing hula in the fields during early spring months, or school marquees announcing…

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OHA’s statement on Trump’s Executive Order to review National Monument designations or expansions

  OHA’s statement on President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Order calling for the review of National Monument designations or expansions under the Antiquities Act since 1996, which  includes the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument “OHA stands behind the countless Native Hawaiian traditional…

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Public testimony procedures clarified for meetings of the OHA Board of Trustees

  HONOLULU (April 27, 2017) – OHA Chair Colette Y. Machado today clarified procedures for meetings of the OHA Board of Trustees intended to help more efficiently manage board business while still providing ample opportunity for the community to testify…

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OHA hires new Chief Financial Officer

HONOLULU (April 26, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today named David K. Laeha as the agency’s new Chief Financial Officer and Resource Management Director. He will start on May 16. Laeha’s primary responsibility will be to assist…

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OHA recognizes four Hawaiian language immersion students at the State Science Fair

OHA Chair Colette Y. Machado and Sen. J. Kalani English present Hawaiian immersion students each with a $100 scholarship, an ipu heke and a certificate of recognition at today’s awards ceremony for the 60th annual Hawaiʻi State Science and Engineering Fair.

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OHA seeks community input on its upcoming biennium budget

HONOLULU (March 28, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is accepting community input through March 31 for its preliminary budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. “We understand that as a trust we have an obligation to manage…

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OHA issues first Hua Kanu business loans of 2017

HONOLULU (March 28, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) last week issued two Hua Kanu business loans, totaling $450,000, to Reliant Trucking Inc. and Goldwings Supply Service Inc, making the two Native Hawaiian-owned businesses the first recipients of…

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Film on Kalaniʻōpuʻu’s treasures will be screened for free in Kapolei on Saturday

HONOLULU (March 10, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) will host a free public screening of its film on the historic return of Chief Kalaniʻōpuʻu’s sacred cloak and helmet this Saturday at Ka Makana Aliʻi in Kapolei. In 1779,…

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