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Sunday, February 20, 2022
Auditor: OHA Created $15M Special Fund, Did not Report to Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 12:48 AM :: 2181 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund Revolving Fund $15,448,000 ....

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Maunakea telescope to be decommissioned this summer
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 2449 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... CSO is one of two Maunakea telescopes currently in the final stages of the decommissioning process, established in the Maunakea Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP). The UH Hilo Hōkū Kea Telescope is on track to be decommissioned in 2023 .... 

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Thursday, February 3, 2022
OHA Bumps Up $1M Emergency Financial Assistance Program
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 12280 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

... OHA’s Ka Wailele Emergency Financial Assistance Program is being administered by Hawaiʻi Community Lending ....

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Thursday, February 3, 2022
Evening Tour of ʻIolani Palace: A Walk Through the Past
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:43 AM :: 3231 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

... the first evening tour of the ʻIolani Palace held in over a year ....

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Honolulu Council Copies OHA Playbook--Threatens Military Leases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 4629 Views :: Honolulu County, Greenmail, Military, OHA

... this is the same political model being used by OHA to extract rent money from astronomy on Mauna Kea .... 

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Monday, January 31, 2022
OHA Trustee Keola Lindsey Resigns
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 5470 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, OHA

... OHA’s Board of Trustees will have 60 days to appoint a new trustee for Hawaiʻi Island, who will serve in the position until the next Hawaiʻi state general election in November 2022 ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Calling OHA’s Bluff:  HB2024 Would Strip Mountain of Telescopes, Hand it over to Hawaiian Activists
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 5336 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... No telescopes = No rent money ....

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Friday, January 21, 2022
UH Regents approve new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 5485 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The plan’s strategies include broadening Native Hawaiian and community participation in planning and programming ....

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Saturday, January 15, 2022
UH regents to consider new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 2177 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Board of Regents (BOR) will consider adopting the draft Master Plan for UH-managed lands on Maunakea at the BOR January 20, 2022 meeting  ....

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Statewide Historic Preservation Plan to be Updated
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 2028 Views :: Development, Land Use, OHA

... The first meeting is scheduled for 5:30-8:30 PM, Friday, January 14 ....

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
Native Hawaiian Access to Healthcare is a Symptom of a Statewide Problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:38 PM :: 3396 Views :: Health Care, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

... “Hawaiʻi is the ʻmost hostile health environment to practice in," physician says ....

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
OHA’s 2022 Legislative Package
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 PM :: 1893 Views :: Land Use, OHA

... the Board of Trustees (1) approved the drafting and submission of a Public Land Trust focused bill to the 2022 legislature; and (2) approved the measure entitled Building Back Pono: Addressing Socioeconomic Disparities in the Post-COVID Era ....

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Saturday, December 18, 2021
Calling OHA's Bluff: Legislators Recommend Removing All Observatories from Maunakea
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 4652 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... without telescopes, who will be left to pay OHA rent? ....

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Friday, December 10, 2021
UH regents schedule first meeting on new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 2439 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The Master Plan serves as a framework for aligning land-use decisions ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Biden: WHIAANHPI Will Save Hawaiians
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 3491 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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Sunday, December 5, 2021
OHA Report: Graft is ‘Courageous and Commendable’
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 AM :: 3522 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

... OHA is seeking a new ‘Auditor’ willing to generate a report that will condemn the CLA Audit as “inflammatory statements” and “lies” ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Meals & Mahalo Nui to the Heroes of the Pandemic
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:08 PM :: 1934 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

... Zip codes with a high concentration of Native Hawaiian residents became “hot zones” ....

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Monday, November 1, 2021
Hawaiians: Diverse and Dispersed Yet Bound Together in Aloha
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:08 PM :: 1914 Views :: OHA

... “Who speaks for Native Hawaiians?” and how disagreements are resolved when Native Hawaiians disagree ....

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Sunday, October 31, 2021
The Perils of Being a Watch Doggie
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 3295 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA

... The story you are about to read is true.  The names have not been changed to protect the innocent .... 

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Saturday, October 23, 2021
BLNR to Rule on Whether UH Missed Deadline to Break Ground on TMT
By News Release @ 1:11 PM :: 3010 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... BLNR will rule on a petition for declaratory orders from parties from the 2016-17 Thirty-Meter Telescope permit contested case ....

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Thursday, October 21, 2021
Honolulu Bookkeeper Indicted for $1.2 Million Fraud and Money Laundering
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 1476 Views :: OHA, Small Business

... six counts of wire fraud and seven counts of money laundering ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
VIDEO: UH Virtual Forum on Maunakea Master Plan
By Video @ 8:44 PM :: 2922 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... About 55 questions were submitted and answered during the two hour livestream hosted by Marisa Yamane ....

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Saturday, October 2, 2021
OHA Sinks $47M into Iwilei Real Estate Deal
By News Release @ 6:37 AM :: 2911 Views :: OHA

... OHA announces commercial acquisition of two properties next to Nā Lama Kukui ....

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
A Voice For Unity
By Selected News Articles @ 4:04 PM :: 2324 Views :: OHA, Politicians

... MidWeek profiles Keli'i Akina ....

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Sunday, September 19, 2021
OHA Check Register: Complete List of Who Gets Paid FY2020-21
By Andrew Walden @ 8:38 PM :: 3709 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... This is the second fiscal year after the departure of former OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe.  Is the cash still flowing to insiders?  See for yourself ....

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Sunday, September 12, 2021
Public input requested for new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 7:48 PM :: 3273 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... the draft is going to the UH Board of Regents for review and possibly further changes before final approval, which is expected in early 2022 ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Akina: OHA is Becoming More Accountable in How It Gives Out Money
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:21 PM :: 2708 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... How effective were our reform efforts? Well, I am pleased to say that one of the first report cards has just arrived ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Two Hawaii Lawyers Appointed to Interior Department
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 2602 Views :: DHHL, OHA

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

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Monday, August 23, 2021
No Land for TMT on La Palma: Spanish Court Revokes Telescope License (again)
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 5152 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... a judge of the High Court of Justice of the Canary Islands has revoked the concession of public forest land to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) ....

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
OHA: Hawaiians Should Get Vaccinated
By News Release @ 10:55 PM :: 2202 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

... During most of this pandemic, the infection rate in the Native Hawaiian community was below the curve. That has changed with the more aggressive Delta variant ....

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Sunday, August 15, 2021
Three Years Later: Auditor Reviews OHA Compliance
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:33 PM :: 2314 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 :: 3018 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 :: 3239 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 :: 9687 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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Friday, July 30, 2021
How They Voted: Racially Inferior Nominee Rejected 6-17
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 3691 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 :: 3261 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 :: 3038 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 :: 3130 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 :: 3039 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 :: 5492 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 :: 2202 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 :: 2918 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 :: 2234 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 :: 3684 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 :: 1890 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 :: 3459 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 :: 3049 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 :: 1956 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 :: 5668 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 :: 2218 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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