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OHA recognizes four Hawaiian language immersion students for advancing to the state science fair

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 Community Outreach Manager Kūhiō Lewis presented…

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Statement from OHA Chair regarding Akina’s press release calling for OHA CEO removal

Statement from OHA Chair Colette Machado regarding OHA Trustee Keliʻi Akina’s press release calling for the removal of OHA’s Chief Executive Officer First, Trustee Akina’s statement that “the state audit reveals that OHA’s CEO is personally responsible for the misspending of…

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OHA statement regarding release of final audit

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado: The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) thanks the state Auditor for its diligent work in developing its Final Audit, which was released today. OHA is proud of our substantial contributions to the Lāhui and…

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OHA statement regarding Auditor’s press conference

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado OHA is extremely disappointed with the unauthorized release of the draft audit before we could fully review the report and provide a formal agency response to the Auditor, and before the Auditor has had…

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OHA statement on unauthorized release of draft audit

Statement of OHA Chair Colette Machado: OHA appreciates that the role of the Auditor is to provide an independent and objective analysis of OHA to assist us in better fulfilling our mandate of improving the conditions of Native Hawaiians. We…

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ʻOnipaʻa Kākou 2018

On January 17, 2018, we gathered to observe the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Here are a few photos that capture the day, starting with the march from Maunaʻala to ʻIolani Palace, to the raising of…

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OHA statement on judge’s recall of bench warrant in Maui court hearing

STATEMENT OF OHA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER KAMANAʻOPONO CRABBE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is relieved that the Maui District judge has recalled the bench warrant for University of Hawaiʻi professor Kaleikoa Kaʻeo and appreciates that the State Judiciary will be…

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OHA statement on judge’s denial of ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi use in Maui court hearing

Statement of OHA Chief Executive Officer Kamanaʻopono Crabbe The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is deeply disturbed and offended that Hawaiian studies assistant professor Kaleikoa Kaʻeo was prohibited from defending himself in ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi during his court hearing today and that…

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OHA releases book on mana

HONOLULU (Nov. 20, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today released a book that explores mana, a foundation of Hawaiian culture and identity that is often referred to as supernatural power but, as the new publication reveals, is…

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OHA files lawsuit against state for mismanagement of Mauna Kea

HONOLULU (Nov. 8, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) filed a lawsuit yesterday in First Circuit Court against the State of Hawaiʻi and the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) for their longstanding and well-documented mismanagement of Mauna Kea. OHA’s…

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