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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA statement on OHA & LLCs’ Contract & Disbursement Review Report

 December 4, 2019  Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado and Trustee Dan Ahuna, Chair of the OHA Board Committee on Resource Management, On the OHA & LLCS Contract and Disbursement Review Report  Four decades ago, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) was…

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OHA selects nonprofit to administer $1.66-million emergency financial assistance grant

HONOLULU (Nov. 22, 2019) – OHA announced today the selection of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) to administer a $1.66-million grant to provide emergency financial assistance to low-income Native Hawaiians statewide. “We are proud to partner with CNHA…

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OHA names Sylvia Hussey as new Chief Executive Officer

HONOLULU (November 21, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees today unanimously appointed Sylvia Hussey, Ed.D., as the agency’s new Ka Pouhana/Chief Executive Officer, who is the Board’s sole employee, responsible for implementing Board policies and directives and leading the…

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OHA to host free premiere of its new Maui water rights film

KAHULUI (Novermber 6, 2019) – OHA will host a free event tomorrow evening at the University of Hawaiʻi’s Maui College featuring a movie premiere and panel discussion, both focused on highlighting the East Maui community’s decades-long efforts to protect its stream water resources. The community event,…

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OHA approves $103,000 in event grants

HONOLULU (Nov. 1, 2019) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the selection of 20 community events that will receive a total of $103,000 from OHA’s ʻAhahui Grants Program. “OHA is proud to support these organizations hosting events that…

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OHA to host a free movie night at Kailua Beach Park on Oct. 26

KAILUA (October 23, 2019) – OHA will host a free family movie screening at Kailua Beach Park this Saturday, October 26, featuring the film Moananuiākea: One Ocean, One People, One Canoe, which documents the historic worldwide voyage of Hōkūleʻa. The movie screening is part of OHA’s new E…

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OHA Board approves $3 million in grant funding for Hawaiian-focused charter schools

HONOLULU (October 17, 2019) – The OHA Board of Trustees today approved $3 million in grant funding over the next two fiscal years to support 17 Hawaiian-focused charter schools. “We are proud to continue our longstanding commitment to the Hawaiian-focused…

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OHA statement on native tree planting

HONOLULU (October 16, 2019) – In early-September, Dr. Camilo Mora first approached OHA, requesting that we partner with his Carbon Neutrality Challenge, the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) and another organization on a project to plant 10,000 native trees in a…

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OHA seeks nonprofit to administer $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships

HONOLULU (September 20, 2019) – OHA announced today that it is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to administer a $1.1 million grant for higher education scholarships for Native Hawaiian students. Between 2010 and 2018, OHA provided more than 2,000 post-secondary…

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OHA Board of Trustees to meet on Hawaiʻi Island

HAWAIʻI (September 16, 2019) – Hawaiʻi Island residents will have opportunities to share their manaʻo with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) at a community forum and a regular meeting of the OHA Board of Trustees, scheduled respectively for Wednesday,…

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