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Help Stop CNHA Grab for Charter School Funds
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From, September 15, 2017

Parent Of A Student At A Hawaiian Charter School?

Click HERE To Fill Out A Short Form Letter To OPPOSE OHAʻs Shameful Giving Of $1.5 Million Of Hawaiian Charter School Monies To The Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement.

Please Attend The Next Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Board Meeting On Thursday, September 21st At 10 AM At OHA Headquarters - 560 Nimitz Hwy, Suite 200, Honolulu 96817

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Please forward this to all Hawaiians and our supporters.

We wish to bring to your attention a very disturbing and appalling action by the Office Of Hawaiian Affairs that has just now come to public light.

OHAʻs administration is giving the Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement $1.5 million dollars of Hawaiian Beneficiary money.

These funds are normally an annual grant given as a funding supplement to Hawai`iʻs charter schools which regularly experience a shortfall in state funding.

By OHA giving the Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement this grant instead, it will allow the CNHA to “weaponize” these funds and control which, if any schools will receive even a portion of these monies.

Reliable sources call this blatant move by the CNHA and OHA an attempt to control through threat of withholding funds, those Hawaiian charter schools which have been vocal in support of protecting Mauna Kea as well as teaching about Independence rather than supporting US federal recognition and Na`i Aupuni.

It is no secret that for some time most charter school students have taken positions that are in direct opposition to those of the CNHA.

Sources also reveal that the majority of OHA trustees have been kept completely in the dark about plans to award these funds to the CNHA.

Sources report that three members of the “old guard” trustees - Colette Machado, Robert Lindsey and Dan Ahuna have been privately aware of this plan in varying degrees for several months.

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Please forward this to all Hawaiians and our supporters.

Mahalo to everyone who has taken the time to express your outrage to the Office Of Hawaiian Affairs over their plans to give the Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement $1.5 million dollars earmarked for Hawai`iʻs charter schools.

Without officially notifying the trustees ahead of time, OHAʻs administration decided to award the CNHA a contract to be a “middleman” in the disbursement of these funds.

Many of the affected charter schools have strongly objected to this CNHA contract, pointing out that not only does the CNHA have no expertise whatsoeverin charter school education, their mission is political rather than educational.

The CNHA does NOT have the background and track record to justify awarding them such a large amount of funds that are earmarked for Hawaiian education.

The CNHA has never even bothered to build rapport and trust with Hawaiian charter schools and the families of those students who attend.

When asked recently by OHA trustees how much money the CNHA would keep out of the grant as administration fees, CNHA president Michelle Kauhane stated about 15%.

Stop and think about that for a minute - a fee of 15% is $225,000 - almost a quarter of a million dollars will be pocketed by the CNHA!

CNHA leadership will not think twice about depriving Hawai`i charter schools of $225,000 badly needed dollars.

Why? Because The CNHAʻs mission is simple - secure funding to force US federal recognition on Hawaiians in any way they can.We ask you to contact OHAʻs administration and trustees to express your outrage at the CNHAʻs cynical ploy to profit from Hawai`iʻs charter school students.

Demand that OHA either select an organization that works closely with Hawaiian charter schools or give the funds directly to the schools.

Please contact OHA today -



Related: CNHA 'Hoodwinks' Native Hawaiian Charter Schools 


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