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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Helping Native Hawaiians Obtain Financial Capital
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:34 AM :: 632 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Small Business

... There are many success stories of Native Hawaiians benefiting from financial capital through the NHRLF ....

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Monday, May 2, 2022
Legislature Burns $1B on 'Affordable Housing'
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 797 Views :: DHHL, Development, Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... Housing bills that will be sent to the Governor for his signature include ....

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Friday, April 29, 2022
HB2511: $600M for DHHL
By News Release @ 5:22 AM :: 328 Views :: DHHL

... The bill also includes a three (3) year lapse date, subject to reporting and evaluation of progress by the Legislature ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
$328M: After 23 years of Judicial Stalling, State Settles DHHL Suit
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 626 Views :: DHHL

“... After weeks of intensive negotiations ...."

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Tribal Consultation Bill Hits Alaska-Hawaii Snag
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 AM :: 634 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

... H.R.3587, as introduced by Grijalva on May 28, 2021, does not mention Alaska Native corporations or Native Hawaiian organizations.... But Grijalva planned to unveil a new version of the RESPECT Act with Alaska Native corporations and Native Hawaiian organizations on the morning of the April 6 markup ....

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Friday, March 25, 2022
Prince Kuhio's Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 28632 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Sunday, February 13, 2022
DHHL, Spend Your Money!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 995 Views :: DHHL

... It’s 2022, and the agency is still working on 2014 and 2015 money ....

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Thursday, January 20, 2022
VIDEO: Day One Speeches at Hawaii Legislature
By Video @ 4:37 AM :: 1057 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

... House Speaker Scott Saiki announced plans in an unusually specific, brief speech ....

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Al Hee's Hawaiian Homelands Monopoly Broken
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 1219 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... Broadband telecommunication customers on Hawaiian Home Lands will soon have more options under the lifting of a former exclusivity clause that allowed only one provider ....

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
DHHL Releases EA for Isenberg Street Rentals, Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 1106 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

... 270 affordable rental units for native Hawaiian beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Biden: WHIAANHPI Will Save Hawaiians
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 1365 Views :: DHHL, National News, OHA

... the new WHIAANHPI is housed within HHS, returning this initiative to the Department where it was first launched under the Clinton Administration in 1999 ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Ige Announces $365M in CIP
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 1311 Views :: DHHL, Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

... These funds were released in October 2021 ....

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
DHHL: Al Hee’s Actions Represent ‘clear and present danger’
By Andrew Walden @ 9:10 PM :: 2102 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Police

... Sandwich Isles Communications has Publicly Stated that the Dispute with Hawaiian Tel will Affect Services ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
Will Al Hee Cut Off Your 911 Service?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 2416 Views :: DHHL

... A criminal may be cutting off 911 service for some Hawaii telephone lines according to US Bankruptcy Court documents filed by attorneys for Hawaiian Tel ....

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
DHHL Legislative Proposals Include Gambling, Secret Rulemaking
By News Release @ 7:43 AM :: 1428 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Gambling

"... to issue interim rules which shall be exempt from the public notice, public hearing, and gubernatorial approval requirements of Chapter 91...."

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Robin Danner Moves to Washington, D.C. to Lobby for Fake Indian Tribe
By Video @ 4:27 AM :: 1805 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL

... What New Trick Does Robin Have Up Her Sleeve? ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Two Hawaii Lawyers Appointed to Interior Department
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1502 Views :: DHHL, OHA

... Summer Lee Haunani Sylva and Keone Nakoa ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Sweet Deal for Maui Developer--DHHL Affordable Housing Credits
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 2869 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, Ethics

... the affordable housing credits paid to Dowling are worth $1.4M to $20.6M over and above DHHL’s $10.8M parcel valuation ....

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Sunday, August 22, 2021
Trustee: Criminal Al Hee Rakes in $15M While on Parole
By Selected News Articles @ 5:51 AM :: 3462 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... SIC allowed third-party telecommunication carriers to use the Paniolo Cable Network without permission, without compensation to Paniolo and in violation of the Settlement Agreement ....

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Monday, July 26, 2021
Mismanagement? DHHL vs Fevella
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 1591 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

... "They never needed the money, they wanted a casino," said Senator Kurt Fevella ....

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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 :: 1781 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, OHA

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

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
DHHL Seeks Recommendations for 2022 DHHL Legislative Package
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 1294 Views :: DHHL

... Every year, the Department prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next session of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Kahele Introduces Legislation to Reduce DHHL Blood Quantum to 1/32nd
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 1513 Views :: DHHL

... H.J.Res. 55, reduces the successorship qualification of a lessee’s spouse, children, grandchildren and brothers or sisters from one quarter to one thirty-second Hawaiian ....

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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 :: 3750 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
CNHA, DHHL announce $5M rental & utilities assistance for Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 12:01 PM :: 1540 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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Monday, June 14, 2021
Former Tsunami Center Site Transferred to DHHL
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 1480 Views :: DHHL

... Transfer of Surplus Federal Land to the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Could Provide Up To 400 New Homesteads for Native Hawaiian Families ....

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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 :: 2123 Views :: DHHL, Congressional Delegation, OHA, Tourism

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

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Homeownership for Hawaiians Requires Big Thinking!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:27 PM :: 1914 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Cost of Living

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

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
DHHL Summary of 2021 Legislative Proposals
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 1108 Views :: DHHL

... The Hawaii State Legislature enacted two of the seven legislative proposals that were recommended by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) ....

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Friday, May 7, 2021
The U.S. Owes Hawaiians Millions of Dollars Worth of Land. Hawaii Congressional Delegation Helped Make Sure the Debt Wasn’t Paid.
By Selected News Articles @ 5:37 PM :: 3786 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

... At least six other current and former members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation have supported such legislation one or more times ....

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Friday, May 7, 2021
How the Deals Approved by Congress Bypassed Thousands of Hawaiians Waiting for Homes
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 PM :: 2487 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

... They were authorized via special legislation approved by Congress, including members of Hawaii’s own delegation ....

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
DHHL Offers Rent-With-Option-To-Purchase Homes on Hawaiʻi Island
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 2150 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

... Sixty homes initiated the project within the Villages of Laʻi ʻŌpua in Kealakehe, Hawaiʻi Island ....

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Friday, April 16, 2021
Mauna Kea Hui: 'Hawaiians are not a Tribe'
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 3165 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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Friday, April 9, 2021
Hawaii State Senate Confirms Three DHHL Commissioners
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1401 Views :: DHHL

... The Hawaiʻi State Senate confirmed David Kaʻapu, Michael Kaleikini, and Dennis Neves to the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) on Thursday, April 8, 2021 ....

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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Petition: 'Hawaiians are not a Tribe'
By Video @ 12:04 AM :: 2869 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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Sunday, April 4, 2021
Al Hee Claims Ownership of Federal Subsidies--Court Laughs
By Robert Thomas @ 2:47 AM :: 2335 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... There's a lot there: acronyms, bureaucracy-speak, family-inside politician dealings, tax fraud convictions, and the like ....

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Thursday, April 1, 2021
Robin Danner's Sneaky Fed Wreck Move
By Video @ 6:35 AM :: 3088 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 31, 2021
DHHL to Obtain Former Tsunami Warning Center Site from Feds
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 2146 Views :: DHHL

... DHHL has advised the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA) that it will accept the transfer of approximately 80 acres from the federal government ....

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Friday, March 26, 2021
Protest Erupts After DHHL Selects Community Solar Developers
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 3187 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

... State Sen. Kurt Fevella (R, Ewa Beach-Iroquois Point) organized the action to rally opponents and to publicize many DHHL beneficiary complaints that the solar farm plan originated without their input and is a bad use of the agency’s trust land ....

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
DHHL: Our Beneficiaries Do Not Support Proposed Gaming Legislation
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 1595 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

"DHHL analyzed beneficiary responses to find that there was no beneficiary consensus either in favor or against the legislative proposal."

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Friday, February 26, 2021
CNHA Approved as Small Business Microlender
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 2130 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Small Business

... delivering loan capital to small businesses having difficulty with access to financing ....

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Friday, February 26, 2021
DHHL General Plan Beneficiary Consultation
By News Release @ 10:43 PM :: 1461 Views :: DHHL

... The General Plan is updated every 20 years ....

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Indian Affairs: OHA Chair calls for 'Parity' among all 'Native Americans'
By News Release @ 5:10 AM :: 2560 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

... Sen. Schatz opened today’s hearing by stating that one of his goals as chairman is to bring Native Hawaiian issues and priorities to the forefront ....

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
For some beneficiaries, the Hawaiian Homelands ‘waiting list’ does not exist
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 2225 Views :: DHHL

“...Sovereignty is already happening now. We are educating our children. What we have in front of us doesn’t work....”

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
UHERO: History of Gambling Bills Since Statehood
By UHERO @ 7:22 PM :: 1950 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

... The number of gambling measures introduced in the legislature rose whenever the state government encountered money problems ....

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Thursday, February 18, 2021
SB1321: DHHL Mourns Death of Casino Bill
By News Release @ 11:28 PM :: 1904 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

... Last week we saw a glimmer of hope ....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
OHA Accepting Grant Requests for DHHL Communities
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 1543 Views :: DHHL, OHA

... The anticipated grant start date is June 1, 2021, and the grant award period is for one year. ....

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Friday, February 12, 2021
Tax Frenzy at the Legislature - No one's wallet is safe!
By Video @ 3:03 AM :: 2730 Views :: DHHL, Energy, Gambling, Taxes, Tourism

... tax-related bills pending at the Legislature, including legalizing gambling, new conveyance taxes, new rental vehicle taxes, new carbon taxes, new proposed constitutional amendment ....

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Thursday, February 11, 2021
What Screw-up has DHHL Made?
By Video @ 2:12 AM :: 2600 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Gambling, OHA

... They Only Had To Look At OHA To See What A Failure It Would Be ....

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Lawsuit: Hee Crime Family Under the Table Deal with Time Warner
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 AM :: 3870 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... According to the complaint filed by Bankruptcy Trustee Michael Katzenstein,  Clearcom, a Hee family company, has been receiving payment under the table from Oceanic Time Warner, Charter, and possibly others ....

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