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David Laeha

OHA hires new Chief Financial Officer

HONOLULU (April 26, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) today named David K. Laeha as the agency’s new Chief Financial Officer and Resource Management Director. He will start on May 16. Laeha’s primary responsibility will be to assist…

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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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Building a sturdy foundation for the benefit of the lāhui

[…] to support programs and activities that benefit Native Hawaiians:  $2.8 million went to educational projects, such as higher education scholarships, Hawaiian-focused charter schools and after school programs, which benefited nearly 5,000 students  $1.8 million supported 11 ʻāina-based initiatives, […]


Lāna‘i: Collegebound 101

[…] for you! Come learn the basics of college preparation from choosing the right school to applying for financial aid and scholarships. Sunday, June 4, 2017 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lānaʻi High & Elementary School Limited space, registration required To […]


OHA honored in Hawaii Business magazine’s top 250

[…] a reflection of the sound fiscal management that allows OHA to reinvest its revenue back into the community through grants, scholarships, programs, research, land management and advocacy for its beneficiaries at all levels of government. Mahalo to Hawaii Business magazine […]

Nā Mamo Makamae - Living Treasures

2017 Living Treasures

Nā Mamo Makamae o Ka Po‘e Hawai‘i: Living Treasures of the Hawaiian People OHA Nā Mamo Makamae o Ka Po‘e Hawai‘i: Living Treasures of the Hawaiian People held its formal inauguration on June 12, Kamehameha Day, 2017. This community-driven event…


OHA Audit

OHA Response to Audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Competitive Grants and Report on the Implementation of 2013 Audit Recommendations HONOLULU (June 1, 2018) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) appreciates that the state audit released today recognizes that…


What We Do

Advocate for Native Hawaiians OHA is focused on the strategic directions of education, health, housing and economics to improve the wellbeing of Native Hawaiians. By using the cultural strengths of ʻohana, moʻomeheu and ʻāina as foundational elements, OHA seeks to…



OHA is a semi-autonomous state agency responsible for improving the wellbeing of all Native Hawaiians (regardless of blood quantum). The agency is governed by a Board of Trustees, made up of nine members who are elected statewide to serve four-year…


Lāhui Impact Report

[…] and boosting the post-high (e.g., college degrees and certification programs) graduation rate of Native Hawaiians. For these reasons, through grants, scholarships, research and advocacy, OHA has invested in improving Hawaiʻi State Assessment proficiency rates and boosting Native Hawaiian access to […]