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OHA emergency funds distributed to lava flow victims

Hawaiʻi Island (August 22, 2018) — A second batch of checks from OHA’s natural disaster relief program were released today to 55 Native Hawaiian households to help them cope with the devastating impacts from the recent lava flows in Puna. “We…

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Hurricane Lane OHA Office Closures

OHA office closures due to Hurricane Lane

UPDATE: All OHA Offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, August 27, 2018. Due to incoming Hurricane Lane, all OHA offices and services are closed until further notice. We urge all of our beneficiaries to please prepare your homes…

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Hundreds protest Aloha Poke Company

CHICAGO (August 13, 2018) – Two hundred protestors rallied today against Aloha Poke Company’s aggressive efforts to assert ownership over the Native Hawaiian word “aloha.” Protestors marched from the Millennium Monument to the Aloha Poke Company on Clark Street, where…

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Hundreds to participate in protest against Aloha Poke Company

CHICAGO (August 9, 2018) – Native Hawaiians from across the nation will participate in a series of protests over the next week against Aloha Poke Company’s aggressive efforts to assert ownership over the Native Hawaiian word “aloha”. The “Aloha Not…

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Statement from OHA CEO Kamanaʻopono Crabbe on the Aloha Poke controversy

HONOLULU (August 1, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is appalled by the Chicago-based Aloha Pokē (sic) Company’s recent attempts to assert control over ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, the traditional language of the native people of Hawaiʻi. OHA is currently…

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Ke Au Hawaiʻi Festival to feature Hawaiian entertainment, market and food

HONOLULU (July 30, 2018) – Thousands will gather at Aloha Stadium this Saturday for the Ke Au Hawaiʻi Festival, a celebration of Native Hawaiian achievement featuring Hawaiian music, hula, food, a market and speeches about Native Hawaiian issues. The festival…

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OHA Board of Trustees to meet on Lānaʻi

LĀNAʻI CITY (July 10, 2018) – Lānaʻi residents will have the opportunity to share their manaʻo directly with the OHA Board of Trustees when it holds a public meeting on island on Thursday, July 12. The board meeting includes time…

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OHA releases checks to Native Hawaiians impacted by April flood on Kauaʻi

HANALEI, KAUAʻI (June 21, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) last night distributed the first set of disaster relief checks to 58 Native Hawaiians households impacted by the April flood on Kauaʻi. The checks were distributed at OHA’s Board…

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OHA statement on Water Commission’s decision on East Maui stream standards

Joint OHA Statement from Chair Colette Machado, Maui Trustee Hulu Lindsey and CEO Kamanaʻopono Crabbe On the State Water Commission’s Decision on East Maui Interim Instream Flow Standards The Native Hawaiian communities of East Maui have fought for 30 years for the…

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OHA to host flood relief outreach events on Kauaʻi

KAUAʻI (June 14, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) will host three events on Kauaʻi this week that will provide opportunities for Native Hawaiians to learn about the flood relief initiatives of OHA as well as of various…

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