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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA IBC Nomination Application

OHA seeks candidates year-round to fill current and future vacancies on all of the Island Burial Councils.  We evaluate candidates based on their desire to serve their moku, as well as their knowledge of Hawaiian history, culture, and especially the beliefs and practices relating to malama iwi.  We seek individuals who are prepared to participate actively in monthly burial council meetings and occasional site visits.

If you would like to be considered for OHA IBC nomination, please follow the 2 steps listed below.

Step 1:

The first step in the application process to be considered for OHA nomination to your Island Burial Council is to submit a resume and letter of interest explaining your qualifications for your IBC.  Specifically, we want to know:

  1. Why would you like to serve on your IBC?
  2. What region or regions could you best represent?  What is your connection to the region or regions?
  3. What experience do you have that would be relevant to serving on your IBC?  This could be community, cultural, professional, or personal experience with Hawaiian history and culture, especially the beliefs and traditions associated with mālama iwi and moepū.
  4. Are you able to commit to attending monthly IBC meetings during normal business hours as well as additional site visits as needed?

Please submit your resume and letter of interest to ibc@oha.org

Step 2:

The second step in the application process is to complete the online application for the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions.  You do not need to complete Step 2 until you have been nominated by OHA.  We will let you know when it is time to complete this step, but you are welcome to complete it early!

Click here to begin Step 2

Apply by September 1st for appointment and confirmation in the next legislative session.

For additional information please contact ibc@oha.org.

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