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Friday, May 21, 2021
OHA Grants $1.25 million to 14 nonprofits
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 2170 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 :: 3927 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 :: 1782 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 :: 3800 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 :: 2903 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 :: 4078 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 :: 4183 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 :: 3603 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 :: 3404 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 :: 3069 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 :: 4165 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 :: 4804 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 :: 12701 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 :: 4751 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 :: 3955 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 :: 5217 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 :: 4268 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 :: 3696 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 :: 4607 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 :: 3049 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 :: 2162 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 :: 2755 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 :: 5742 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 :: 4989 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 :: 2452 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 :: 3274 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 :: 3617 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 :: 2331 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 :: 2528 Views :: Development, OHA

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

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Friday, February 26, 2021
CNHA Approved as Small Business Microlender
By News Release @ 11:09 PM :: 3525 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Small Business

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

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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 :: 3880 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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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Will OHA Make This Same Mistake Again?
By Video @ 2:48 AM :: 3201 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

... If So, Millions More Hawaiian Beneficiary Dollars Will Be Squandered ....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
OHA Accepting Grant Requests for DHHL Communities
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 2410 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
Auditor Exposes Speaker's Office--Manipulating 'Working Group' to Save OHA's Dirty Secrets
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 4448 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... The Working Group’s questions about the lawsuit filed by OHA against me and the office – a lawsuit that is ongoing – are also wholly inappropriate and can only help OHA in the litigation .... 

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Thursday, February 11, 2021
What Screw-up has DHHL Made?
By Video @ 2:12 AM :: 4342 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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Friday, February 5, 2021
OHA releases grant solicitations
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 2197 Views :: OHA

... two of an anticipated seven grant solicitations scheduled to be released by March 1, 2021 ....

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
UH: 'Astronomy at Significant Risk' from Saiki's Half-baked Plan
By News Release @ 6:40 PM :: 4145 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"... Similar ideas have been previously proposed in the legislature in past years with no result. This has created uncertainty and concern amongst the existing observatories and their national and international non-profit owners/sponsors regarding matters critical to their futures ...."

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
VIDEO: Saiki Calls for UH to Give up Mauna Kea
By Video @ 3:48 AM :: 3750 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Package Deal?  Saiki, Hanabusa Launch Attack on State Auditor to Save OHA’s Dirty Secrets ....

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Monday, February 1, 2021
Lawsuit: OHA Employee Beaten up by Sovereignty Activists
By Selected News Articles @ 8:54 PM :: 6887 Views :: Kauai County, Greenmail, Law Enforcement, OHA

... Davis Price was admitted to Kaiser Hospital Emergency Room for evaluation. He was diagnosed with two broken ribs, and multiple contusions ....

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Friday, January 29, 2021
Completing the Work of Restoring OHA's Credibility
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:04 AM :: 2462 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... A survey commissioned by the agency in 2015 found that the public regarded OHA as the least favorable of the major Hawaiian-serving organizations ....

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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Ex-CFO: I was fired to keep Legislators from Seeing OHA's True Budget
By Andrew Walden @ 7:41 AM :: 5814 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... According to Laeha’s suit he was suspended by OHA’s then-CEO Kamanao Crabbe one day before he was set to reveal OHA’s real budget and "corrupt and unlawful practices" to Legislators ....

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
OHA Echoes Burial Council Criticism of SHPD
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 2196 Views :: OHA

... OHA CEO statement expresses concern on State protection of iwi kupuna ....

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Friday, January 22, 2021
OHA Asks for $3M in Legislative Package
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 1902 Views :: OHA

... OHA’s budget bill requests $3,037,879 in state general fund appropriations each fiscal year ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
OHA Chair Hulu Lindsey "Will push for a better relationship with the state auditor"
By Selected News Articles @ 11:45 PM :: 2697 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...“We will rely on the advisory opinion of the auditor in making corrective changes. If OHA’s in-house policies do not conform to our obligations as a state agency, then we should create policies that do.”....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
OHA Legislative Package for 2021
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 1982 Views :: OHA

... Maintaining the decades-long partnership between OHA and the state to fund programs ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
“I lele no ka lupe i ke pole” – It’s about the people!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:30 PM :: 2280 Views :: OHA

... As I enter my second term, I recommit myself to a three-fold vision that guided my first term ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
A Correctional Center Becomes a Pu'uhonua
By Selected News Articles @ 8:25 PM :: 3137 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, OHA

... Kawailoa Pursues Bill to Engage in Economic Enterprise ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
OHA: Consider Running for Your Neighborhood Board
By Selected News Articles @ 8:03 PM :: 3229 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, OHA

... This is all about OHA’s plan to develop Kakaako Makai ....

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Friday, January 1, 2021
DLNR Evaluates Mauna Kea Management Plan
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 4030 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"... 2033, the expiration of the existing state lease .... "

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
OHA Chair Names Colin Kippen Board Chief of Staff
By News Release @ 6:33 PM :: 2355 Views :: OHA

... OHA Chair Hulu Lindsey announced today her selection of Native Hawaiian attorney and administrator Colin Kippen as OHA Board Chief of Staff. He will start on Jan. 4 ....

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