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OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Mililani Trask

Hawaiʻi Island Trustee

Photo: Mililani Trask

Mililani Trask was selected to serve as the Hawaiʻi Island Trustee on Feb. 24, 2022. Trask is a lawyer and well-known Native Hawaiian rights activist that has served the Hawaiian community for decades. For more than 30 years, she has served as the executive director of The Gibson Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting Native Hawaiians to attain homeownership.

Trask has an extensive background relating to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy, the creation of the post-monarchy Hawaiian Trusts, including the state’s Public Land Trust, the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust, the Admissions Act, and the trust obligations of both the State of Hawaiʻi and the United States to Hawaiians. Contact Trustee Trask via email at TrusteeTrask@oha.org.