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Maui Island Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey unanimously re-elected board chair of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

HONOLULU (December 12, 2022) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees today unanimously selected Maui Island Trustee Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey as its board chair, a position she has held since December of 2020. The board also selected the…

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Nine trustees inducted at OHA investiture ceremony at Kawaiahaʻo Church

HONOLULU (Dec. 8, 2022) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ trustees elected in 2022 were inducted into their terms of office at an investiture ceremony held this morning at Kawaiahaʻo Church in Honolulu. Newly elected At-Large Trustees Brickwood Galuteria and…

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Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey speaks at the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators

HONOLULU (November 30, 2022) – This morning, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs was honored to participate in the 2022 Annual Meeting of the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from Nov. 29 to Dec….

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Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey statement on city establishing the Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission

(November 30, 2022) — Last week’s announcement that Honolulu will be establishing an Oʻahu Historic Preservation Commission some three decades after the City Council unanimously voiced its support for such a commission is welcome news for all Native Hawaiians. The…

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs announces name for Kakaʻako Makai property

HONOLULU (Nov 11, 2022) – Today the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced that internationally recognized Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner, genealogist, historian and loea hula, Kumu Cy Bridges, has thoughtfully selected a name for OHA’s 30-acre Kakaʻako Makai property. That…

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Aia I hea ka waiai a ka llāhui? Where is the wealth of the lāhui?

Kāhea for Native Hawaiian businesses: Purple Maiʻa announces culturally rooted accelerator program

Purple Maiʻa Foundation announced the launch of Mālama Design Studio (MDS) with support from a Community Grant Award for Economic Stability from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) totaling funds of $498,660.

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Chair Lindsey statement on OHA’s participation on the Red Hill Defueling Information Sharing Forum

November 15, 2022 Today’s announcement that the Navy is establishing a Defueling Information Sharing Forum which will allow community leaders, elected representatives and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide community feedback and receive regular progress updates as the Red Hill…

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OHA ushers in a new era of accountability

HONOLULU (Nov. 10, 2022) – Three years ago, during a period of critical transition, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) ushered in a new era of leadership by appointing Sylvia Hussey, a certified public accountant with decades of experience in financial…

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OHA Board Chair “Hulu” Lindsey statement on Department of Interior announcement to develop policy with Native Hawaiians

Today’s historic news that the Department of the Interior intends to develop a formal consultation policy with the Native Hawaiian community is a victory in the fight for Native Hawaiian sovereignty and self-determination. The department’s commitment to working with the…

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OHA Board Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey’s Statement on International Racial Equity 2030 Challenge Awardee Kawailoa

Today’s news that the Opportunity Youth Action Hawaiʻi collaborative at the Kawailoa Youth and Family Wellness Center has been named one of five international awardees of the W.K. Kellogg’s Racial Equity 2030 challenge – an open call for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, families…

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