OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Ola Ka Hāloa

Ola Ka Hāloa – The OHA News Show, presented by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, takes a detailed look at the issues relevant to the well-being of our Native Hawaiian community.

Join us every Saturday in May (May 9, 16, 23, & 30) at 6pm on KGMB for The Office of Hawaiian Affairs news show – Ola Ka Hāloa, as we take a closer look at our Hawaiian communities and how we are voyaging through the ever-changing world around us.  As we move forward we also look back to our ancestors and the history of our people to gather our strength and wisdom as one Lāhui.


The Office of Hawaiian Affairs was established by a state Constitutional Convention in 1978 with a mandate to better the conditions of Native Hawaiians. We fulfill the mandate through advocacy, research, community engagement, land management and the funding of community programs. 

We hope this program will serve as a platform to expand our reach beyond Hawaiʻi, to the world. As our society evolves, we as a Native Hawaiian community must also grow and adapt. We must ask ourselves: “How are we embracing new technologies and channels of communication to have more meaningful connections and share knowledge with each other?” By expanding our reach as a community we must examine if we are strengthening the cultural, intellectual and economic foundation of the Native Hawaiian people. 

As we move forward we also look back at our ancestors and the history of Native Hawaiians to gather our strength and wisdom as one Lahui. We are honored to have you as a guest and welcome you to our Native Hawaiian community. Welcome to Ola Ka Hāloa.


Episode 1 – May 8, 2020

Featuring interviews with OHA Ka Pouhana/CEO Sylvia Hussey, OHA Board of Trustees Chair Colette Machado, and OHA Managers Sterling Wong, Alice Silbanuz and Davis Price. Malia Nobrega discusses the new Kanaeokana/Hawaiʻinuiākea webinar platform Lei Ānuenue, and CNHAʻs Kūhiō Lewis talks about the televised & online Pop Up Mākeke.

Episode 2 – May 16, 2020

Featuring interviews with Hi’ilei Kawelo of Paepae o He’eia, Mahina Paishon-Duarte of Waiwai Collective, Kau’i Sai-Dudoit of Awaiaulu, Inc., and a visit with Pelika Andrade of Nā Maka Onaona on Kaua’i.



Mahiʻai pic from Rising Sun Organic Farms

OHA Board approves $3 million in COVID-19 emergency relief funds


OHA provides $450,000 to support community efforts to feed kūpuna during crisis


OHA urges Governor to increase relief for Hawaiʻi renters


OHA files motion for summary judgement in Maunakea lawsuit

Cambridge iwi repatriation

Group of Native Hawaiians to bring home iwi kūpuna housed at English institution for over a century


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