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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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OHA announces disaster relief package for Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Communities

HONOLULU (June 7, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced a relief package of emergency loans and $500,000 in aid for Native Hawaiians impacted by the natural disasters on Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi Island. “Our deepest aloha goes out…

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OHA statement on today’s state audit

HONOLULU (June 1, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) appreciates that the state audit released today recognizes that “[t]he amount of grants that OHA budgets for each year is significant.” The more than $21.5 million in total OHA…

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OHA Board of Trustees to meet on Maui

MAKAWAO – Maui 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 Wednesday, May 9,…

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OHA releases report on the health of Native Hawaiian women

Honolulu, HI — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today held an event to launch Haumea: Transforming the Health of Native Hawaiian Women and Empowering Wāhine Well-Being, a 150-page report on the well-being of Native Hawaiian females. The launch of…

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OHA Chair’s statement on BLNR approval to advance proposed Moʻomomi fishing rules

  As the chair of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and trustee for Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i, I would like to praise the Board of Land and Natural Resources’ unanimous decision to approve the holding of…

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Statement on Kauaʻi Flooding Assistance from OHA Trustees Ahuna, H. Lindsey & OHA CEO

Trustee Dan Ahuna (Kauaʻi and Niʻihau) read statements from various OHA beneficiaries affected by the flooding on Kauaʻi in the Board of Trustees Resource management committee meeting today. The trustees discussed providing immediate assistance to those in dire need of…

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