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Sunday, August 15, 2021
Three Years Later: Auditor Reviews OHA Compliance
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:33 PM :: 1419 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"We found the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has implemented 10 and partially implemented 1 of the 11 recommendations made in our report...."

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Saturday, August 7, 2021
OHA: Disproportionate Spike in COVID-19 Cases in Native Hawaiian Communities
By News Release @ 6:54 PM :: 1977 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, OHA, COVID-19

... the vaccination rate among the Native Hawaiian community may be as low as 35% ....

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Mauna Kea Working Group Creates Webpage, Working on Report to the Legislature
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 1868 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... MKWG is to present recommendations for a new governance and management structure for Mauna Kea to the Legislature by December 31, 2021 ....

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Sunday, August 1, 2021
Too Many Red Flags to Ignore: OHA Must Follow Up on the CLA Report
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:44 PM :: 1729 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... I do not believe OHA Administration’s implementation plan satisfies the directive given to OHA via Act 29 ....

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Saturday, July 31, 2021
Keith Cureton named Kamehameha Schools Director of Ethics and Compliance
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 1474 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Prior to joining KS, Keith was Global Vice President of Compliance and Ethics for UPS ....

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Friday, July 30, 2021
How They Voted: Racially Inferior Nominee Rejected 6-17
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 2459 Views :: Judiciary, OHA

"... Opponents of my appointment, particularly members of the Bar, were courageous...through this process our legislators have indicated their unwavering support for social justice...."

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Sunday, July 25, 2021
Special Land and Development Fund, Revisited
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2059 Views :: Ethics, Land Use, OHA

... rent for the property was $100,000 while subleases of the same property brought in $300,000 ....

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
More Homesteading Opportunities for Native Hawaiians on Moloka‘i After Water Commission Decision
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 1827 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, OHA

... the water rights for this aquifer had been litigated for thirty years ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Kauai Drug Treatment Center to be Deeded to HHSC
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 1806 Views :: Kauai County, OHA, Drugs

... 29 years after Iniki, will Kauai finally get a youth drug treatment center? ....

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Friday, July 2, 2021
What if Hawaiians had Control Over the Assets They are Entitled to?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:51 PM :: 2045 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

... such as in Alaska where Alaskan Native people individually own shares of their corporation’s stock ....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Embezzlement, Bribery: Hawaii Non-Profit Executive Sentenced to 46 Months of Imprisonment
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 3823 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA, COVID-19

... Hawaii Non-Profit Executive Sentenced to 46 Months of Imprisonment for Embezzling Over $500,000 from AmeriCorps and for Agreeing to Receive a Bribe for Approving $845,000 in CARES Act Grants ....

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
OHA Awards $1.77 Million in COVID-19 Impact and Response Grants
By News Release @ 12:03 PM :: 1351 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... A total of 15 Hawaiʻi nonprofit organizations on five islands will receive a total of $1.77 million ....

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
CNHA, DHHL announce $5M rental & utilities assistance for Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 12:01 PM :: 1595 Views :: DHHL, OHA, COVID-19

... This new allotment of funds was made possible through the American Rescue Plan of 2021 and is part of the DHHL COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program ....

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
OHA Gains More Power Over NW Hawaiian Islands
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1375 Views :: Environment, OHA

... New guidance document to integrate Native Hawaiian culture into management of Papahānaumokuākea ....

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Friday, June 11, 2021
Case and Kahele Announce $1.18 Million In Federal Grant Awards To 12 Native Hawaiian Organizations
By Ed Case @ 12:27 AM :: 2187 Views :: DHHL, Congressional Delegation, OHA, Tourism

... The funds target preservation of Native Hawaiian history, heritage and culture programs ....

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
OHA Seeks Community Input On New Biennium Budget
By News Release @ 6:00 PM :: 1189 Views :: OHA

... OHA is hosting three public Zoom meetings to provide the public with an overview of the proposed biennium budget on Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 12 at 9 a.m., and Monday, June 14 at 4 p.m. ....

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Saturday, June 5, 2021
Maunakea telescope one step closer to decommissioning
By News Release @ 4:44 AM :: 2123 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, one of five Maunakea telescopes that the University of Hawaiʻi says will be removed from the summit ....

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Homeownership for Hawaiians Requires Big Thinking!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:27 PM :: 1953 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Cost of Living

... The median price of a home on Oʻahu has just reached $950,000 ....

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021
OHA Bills Impacting Native Hawaiians -- 2021 Session
By Selected News Articles @ 9:23 PM :: 1301 Views :: OHA

... All of the following measures were supported by OHA unless otherwise indicated ....

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Saturday, May 29, 2021
Telescope Protesters Challenge DLNR Approval of 'initiation of work'
By News Release @ 10:31 AM :: 3551 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... UH notified the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) on April 28, 2021, that work/construction on the TMT project was initiated in 2019 based on project activities in June and July of that year ....

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Friday, May 28, 2021
OHA seeking Development Consultant for commercial properties
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 1363 Views :: Development, OHA

... The selected individual or firm is expected to have an initial focus on select parcels located at Kakaʻako Makai and an eventual focus on parcels at OHA’s Nā Lama Kukui Lifestyle & Design Center in Iwilei ....

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Friday, May 21, 2021
OHA Grants $1.25 million to 14 nonprofits
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 1352 Views :: OHA

... The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced grant awards totaling $1.25 million ....

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Mauna Kea: 'Tell Canada to Stop Being Racist'
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 6:44 PM :: 2398 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... new requirement to be the imposition of racist, neo-colonial requirements on our society ....

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Sunday, May 16, 2021
Get Engaged in County Government!
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 1127 Views :: OHA

... Did you know that each county is in the middle of its budgeting process? ....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Saiki Names Mauna Kea Working Group Members
By News Release @ 5:17 AM :: 2447 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

.... Saiki selected Representative Mark M. Nakashima, Chair of the Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs Committee (District 1 – Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo) to serve as Chair of the working group ....

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Saturday, May 1, 2021
Legislators Breathe New Life into Auditing OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:06 AM :: 1989 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... During the 2021 legislative session, lawmakers demonstrated strong interest in matters concerning the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Keep Your Eyes on These Three
By Video @ 8:53 PM :: 2765 Views :: Akaka Bill, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... Don't Take What They're Planning To Dangle In Front Of You ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
OHA aide accused of wire fraud--Tried to Flee Country
By Selected News Articles @ 5:49 PM :: 3104 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Small Business

... Court documents said Harleman used his firm, Precision Accounting Hawaii, to defraud an Oahu landscaping business out more than $415,000 ....

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory Decommissioning Update
By News Release @ 5:47 AM :: 2258 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Caltech hopes to have its plans approved by early 2022, which would enable the physical deconstruction and restoration to begin by summer 2022 ....

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Saturday, April 24, 2021
Legislative Audit of OHA’s Limited Liability Companies Cancelled
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:28 AM :: 2290 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...This is a great loss to OHA‘s beneficiaries. There are numerous questions of accountability and transparency which will go unanswered without the state legislative audit...."

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
Who are the Fed Wreck Secret Agents?
By Video @ 3:49 AM :: 2295 Views :: OHA

... They're Waiting In The Wings To Spring Into Action ....

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
Is the Pacific Ocean now “ceded land?”
By Andrew Walden @ 11:46 PM :: 2924 Views :: OHA, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

... HB1019, creating a new OHA revenue stream at the expense of small dive-tour businesses, is quietly heading to conference committee ....

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
State Auditor Facing a Whack Job?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 3536 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA

... the report spends lots of time reviewing the Auditor’s recent actions involving the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ....

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Friday, April 16, 2021
Mauna Kea Hui: 'Hawaiians are not a Tribe'
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 3220 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Congressional Delegation, OHA

"...letter to Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland, in advance of a congressional proposal for Hawaiian reparations...."

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Thursday, April 15, 2021
After Kaka'ako Makai Debacle: 'OHA Shall Seek Decision Making Influence over All Land in Hawai'i'
By Andrew Walden @ 6:08 AM :: 3273 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Development, Land Use, OHA

... OHA shall promote the idea that every property in Hawai'i is sacred and pursue initiatives that help achieve a broad acceptance of this truth ....

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Auditor: Working Group Report "Slipshod and riddled with errors and omissions"
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:06 PM :: 2741 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA

... Scathing ‘audit’ of Hawaii state auditor Les Kondo is met with scathing rebuttal ....

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Friday, April 9, 2021
Mauna Kea Working Group Nominations Extended
By News Release @ 10:27 PM :: 3692 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The House of Representatives has extended the nomination deadline for Native Hawaiian persons who wish to serve on the Mauna Kea Working Group from April 5, 2021 to April 26, 2021 ....

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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Petition: 'Hawaiians are not a Tribe'
By Video @ 12:04 AM :: 2924 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

... Robin Danner Is Trying To Steal Your Future.  She Wants To Turn You Into An America Indian Whether You Want It Or Not ....

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
DLNR: Court Ruling Balances Municipal Water Needs with Protection of East Maui Streams
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 2240 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Greenmail, OHA

...“This is a classic balancing”, the court ruled, “and the court is persuaded and finds and concludes that applying the applicable law…it was not unreasonable for the BLNR to balance these considerations as it did.”...

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Monday, April 5, 2021
DCCA Finally Going After Fake ‘Hawaiian Kingdom Bond’ Scheme?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:14 PM :: 3281 Views :: Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA

“...Securities Commission of the State of Hawaii is about to commence an enforcement action ... based upon the sale of unregistered Kingdom of Hawaii Exchequer Bonds, in violation of HRS § 485A-301....”

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Saturday, April 3, 2021
Help for Native Hawaiian Businesses Facing the COVID Storm
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:15 AM :: 1950 Views :: OHA, Small Business, COVID-19

... Native Hawaiians own 3,147 firms in Hawaiʻi, constituting 11.1% of all businesses in the state ....

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Saturday, April 3, 2021
New Strategic Plan Will Guide OHA’s Work Through 2035
By News Release @ 12:04 AM :: 1431 Views :: OHA

... Mana i Mauli Ola features three strategic foundational elements: ʻohana (family), moʻomeheu (culture), and ʻāina (land and water) ....

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Friday, April 2, 2021
Oʻahu Neighborhood Board Elections Kick Off on April 23
By Selected News Articles @ 11:56 PM :: 1719 Views :: Honolulu County, OHA

... If you are a registered voter, you will receive a passcode in the mail which will allow you to vote online ....

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Friday, April 2, 2021
Hanabusa Attack on Auditor is all about hiding corruption in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
By Andrew Walden @ 5:06 AM :: 4437 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... The report was written solely for the purpose of keeping OHA Trustees Executive Session minutes out of the hands of State Auditor Les Kondo .... 

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Thursday, April 1, 2021
Robin Danner's Sneaky Fed Wreck Move
By Video @ 6:35 AM :: 3199 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

... In A Stunning Letter To The US Dept. Of Interior, She Claims That Hawaiians Are The Same As American Indian Tribes .... 

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
OHA Board Chair Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee on COVID-19 Impacts on Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 1583 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

"...Native Hawaiians still lack parity with other Native Americans in many federal programs and policies....”

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Kaka'ako Makai: House Will Not Hear OHA Upzone Bill
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 2150 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

" ... Senator Moriwaki and I will attempt to work with OHA to explore alternatives to developing Kakaʻako Makai ...." 

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Nominations Open for Participants in Mauna Kea Working Group
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 2279 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... a working group to include seven (7) members who are Native Hawaiian to be nominated by Native Hawaiian groups, organizations, or communities to be appointed by the Speaker of the House ....

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
OHA releases $2.92 million in grant solicitations
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 1489 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

... Applications are being solicited from nonprofit organizations that administer community-based projects designed to strengthen Hawaiian beneficiaries, families, and communities ....  

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Monday, March 1, 2021
Why It's Time for OHA to Develop Kaka'ako Makai!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:00 PM :: 1704 Views :: Development, OHA

... virtually no development has taken place on this valuable property since OHA acquired it ....

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