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OHA releases ʻĀina Summit Report and Call to Action

HONOLULU (April 26, 2019) – Coinciding with Earth Day earlier this week, OHA has released a community-driven report that details the current challenges of protecting our ʻāina and offers recommendations to improve the sustainable management of Hawaiʻi’s natural and cultural…

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OHA hosts “Maolipreneur” small business workshops on Molokaʻi

KAUNAKAKAI (April 23, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is hosting a series of free small business strategy workshops on Molokaʻi, with the next one scheduled for April 30. The “Maolipreneur” Community Workshop Series will consist of five…

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OHA to host suicide prevention trainings on Kauaʻi

LĪHUʻE (April 17, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is partnering with community-based organizations to host a series of free suicide prevention trainings called “safeTALK” beginning April 18. The trainings are in response to Kauaʻi community’s request for help…

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OHA Board approves time extension for internal audit contract

HONOLULU (April 12, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees yesterday approved an eight-month time extension to the contract for its internal audit to provide its independent auditor sufficient time to finish its work. “In March 2017, the OHA Board…

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OHA recognizes four Hawaiian language immersion students at the state science fair

HONOLULU (April 10, 2019) – 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 officials…

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OHA board supports Sen. Kahele’s proposed water bill compromise

HONOLULU (April 4, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees today voted to support a water bill that represents a compromise that clears the way for resolution of a long-standing Native Hawaiian water rights issue and provides relief to concerned…

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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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