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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Department of Interior Secretly Planning Native Hawaiian Recognition Since 2012
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:06 PM :: 3734 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Three previously undiscovered announcements were titled “Procedures for Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe.”....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Feds Secretly “Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe”--Since 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 AM :: 8335 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...the Interior Department has quietly launched “Procedures for Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe” three times since 2012....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
VIDEO: OHA Election Year Politics Behind Crabbe Letter
By Video @ 12:31 PM :: 3006 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Politicians

What They're Really Trying To Save Explains How They Behaved....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Decision on CNMI Vote Demonstrates the Illegality of OHA's Nation-Building Process
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:53 PM :: 3024 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

A federal court has struck down a race-based voting scheme in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Seven Myths About the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
By Video @ 1:20 PM :: 4003 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Myth:  Most Hawaiians want a separate political nation for advancement....

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Monday, May 19, 2014
OHA: Most Speakers at Maui Meeting Supported Crabbe—Molokai Next
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 2137 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

... OHA sends out an old-news press release while the Trustees hash it out with Crabbe .... 

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Grassroot Institute Applauds Trustees' Call to Halt Nation-Building
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:56 PM :: 2373 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"there are other issues we should be working on rather than building this government that is not going to work.” -- Oz Stender January, 2014

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Peter Apo: OHA should abandon its role in nation building
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 4291 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

I propose that OHA abandon its role in nation building. That means cancelling the proposed ‘Aha and reducing the scope of activities of our Washington D.C. office....

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
OHA Scandal is the Inevitable Result of their Rhetoric
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:45 AM :: 2936 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The Grassroot Institute called for the trustees to take responsibility for their part in creating the atmosphere that led to the letter....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Did OHA Violate Sunshine Law with Secret Meeting(s) in DC?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:08 AM :: 4266 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...no agendas were filed in advance with the Lt Gov’s office, and no public notice appears to have been given....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Proud to be American and Hawaiian - Keli'i Akina
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 AM :: 3106 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Grassroot Institute President Keli’i Akina May 12, 2014 ....

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
OHA Chaos: Machado, Crabbe Dueling Statements (full text)
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 AM :: 4633 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"The stakes are far too high for OHA to proceed...." -- Crabbe

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
UH Manoa Profs Petition OHA: Stop ‘Nation Building’ Until John Kerry Answers Letter
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 2836 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

We believe that the four fundamental questions posed in the letter requires a response and should be looked at critically before proceeding with any further “nation building” processes....

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
VIDEO: OHA Roll Commission Secret Budget $2.3M Wasted for 18,000 names
By Video @ 5:28 AM :: 2683 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Over $1M for "Services on a fee basis"

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Grassroot Institute Calls on OHA Trustees to Own Up for CEO Comments
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:49 AM :: 3148 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

OHA's own promotion of "Nation-building" efforts is premised upon the same historical arguments of Keanu Sai presented by Crabbe in the letter as grounds for questioning the legitimacy of the Hawaii State Government....

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Friday, May 09, 2014
OHA to John Kerry: Is Hawaii Really a State?
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 5958 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"...have the members of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, Trustees and staff of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs incurred criminal liability under international law?” -- OHA

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Monday, May 05, 2014
Informational Briefing on Native Hawaiian Roll Commission
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 2405 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Monday, May 05, 2014 10:30 a.m. Room 229

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
VIDEO: "We Don't Want Your Phony Roll"
By Video @ 8:31 PM :: 4002 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

At OHA's Kana'iolowalu Roll Meetings the message from the people comes across loud and clear....

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Friday, April 25, 2014
Voting Rights Denied: What Hawaii Can Learn from Davis v Guam
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:14 PM :: 2831 Views :: OHA

...the rebirth of an issue that should have been finished once and for all with the Supreme Court decision in Rice v. Cayetano....

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Friday, April 25, 2014
UPDATE: Do We Really Want Another ‘Waikiki’ in Kakaako-Makai?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:18 PM :: 4198 Views :: Development, OHA

...SB3122 conference hearing continues Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:30am in conference room 312 (State Capitol)....

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Kana’iolowalu Roll Meetings “Tumultuous people, extreme displeasure at OHA’s new scheme”
By Selected News Articles @ 7:59 PM :: 5451 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
The message from the Hawaiian community was loud and clear: that no one trusts the OHA trustees and they don't want to have anything to do with their phony "Native Hawaiian governing entity.”
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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Broken Trust Gang Busted: OHA Admits to Secret Meeting With US Department of Interior
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 10949 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"So if you hear of ‘secret’ trips or backroom dealing, rest assured that we aren’t straying from the process.  We’re doing our job to keep diplomacy alive and keeping all options open...."

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Did State cheat OHA out of $150M on Kakaako land transfer?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:17 PM :: 3121 Views :: Development, OHA

OHA’s appraisal of the land deal, done by Medusky & Co., Inc. acknowledged that residential uses of that land are not permitted....

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Friends of Kewalos Rallies as OHA Development Bill Heads to Conference Committee
By Video @ 4:51 AM :: 2564 Views :: Development, OHA

...the bill now moves into conference where selected Senate and House conferees will continue discussions....

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Sunday, April 06, 2014
Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 AM :: 9014 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, OHA, Small Business, Tourism

In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown community, the Korean community, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Honolulu Council debate over Housing First....

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Friday, April 04, 2014
OHA Town Hall Meetings on Scheme to Exclude 77% of Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 2876 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

April 5-30: Attend a town hall meeting and learn more about nation building.

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Rally Against OHA Kakaako Development Scheme
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 2957 Views :: Development, OHA

Capitol Rally on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 @ 11:00 am to 2:00pm....

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Monday, March 31, 2014
OHA Touts Pacific Business News Support for Kakaako Development Scheme
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 3186 Views :: Land Use, OHA

"...OHA is not seeing resistance from Kamehameha Schools and Howard Hughes Corp., the two major developers in Kaka'ako Mauka, as suggested in the editorial...."

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
OHA’s “New Body Politic” Will Exclude 77% of Native Hawaiians
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 6795 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...If you are not politicized, you are not Hawaiian....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Prince Kuhio: The bridge from Kingdom to State
By Andrew Walden @ 1:01 PM :: 24919 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii History, OHA

The life of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole tells the story of how Hawaiians came to be Hawaiian-Americans.

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Friday, March 14, 2014
Apo: Trustees Begin Process of Dissolving OHA
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 4856 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
Why would a Board vote to dissolve its own organization? How will this happen? Can OHA be trusted to implement this historic decision?
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Sunday, March 09, 2014
Solomon Pushes for Approval of Mililani Trask's Overpriced Geothermal Contract
By Andrew Walden @ 8:16 PM :: 7948 Views :: Energy, OHA, Cost of Living

...IDG officers and associates gave over $10,000 to Malama Solomon for her tightly contested 2012 primary race against Lorraine Inouye....

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Friday, March 07, 2014
OHA Reopens Akaka Tribal Roll, Announces Plan for ‘Governing Documents’
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 3548 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...As Predicted in 2006: A State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii....

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Saturday, March 01, 2014
Supreme Court Rejects Kauai Springs Appeal
By Robert Thomas @ 8:35 PM :: 4563 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, OHA, Small Business
The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued an opinion in Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Kauai Planning Comm'n....
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Monday, February 24, 2014
1000 Friends: Stop residential development adjacent to Kakaako Waterfront Park
By News Release @ 12:53 PM :: 3206 Views :: Land Use, OHA

SB 3122 SD1 exempts OHA, now owner of several Kakaako Makai parcels, from the prohibition of residential development on land makai of Ala Moana Boulevard....

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Monday, February 17, 2014
OHA and Kakaako Makai
By News Release @ 10:31 PM :: 2325 Views :: OHA
OHA is exploring all options to maximize our revenue generating opportunities to best serve our beneficiaries....
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
SB2989 SD1: Dissolve Failed Hawaiian Roll Commission
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 3336 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
  • DATE: Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • TIME: 1:15 p.m.
  • PLACE: Conference Room 225
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
OHA Introduces 2014 Legislative Package
By News Release @ 3:37 PM :: 2203 Views :: OHA

... each year OHA submits a package of proposed bills to the Hawaii State Legislature, and the agency’s Board of Trustees also votes to take positions on a wide variety of legislation ....

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Monday, January 13, 2014
Os Stender Questions Hawaiians’ Support for Native Hawaiian Roll
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:43 PM :: 3581 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
“To spend 4 million dollars to find 20,000 people out of 500,000, to me there’s a message there. It’s telling me…the Hawaiians are not interested.”
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Sunday, December 22, 2013
Akaka Tribe ‘Exit Plan’ -- Padding Rolls with Fraudulent Tribal Enrollment?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 3684 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs voted November 7 to demand an “exit plan” from the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission.  Is the Roll Commission now defying those orders?
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Friday, December 13, 2013
Native Hawaiians singing a new song, and it’s growing into a chorus
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:36 AM :: 4493 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

“Maybe Hawaiians don’t want to be Native American Indians."

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
VIDEO: The State of OHA
By Video @ 10:58 PM :: 2582 Views :: OHA

Video of the State of OHA speech delivered at Central Union Church December 10, 2013....

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
End of the Akaka Tribe? OHA Trustees Shut Down Hawaiian Roll Commission
By Andrew Walden @ 9:44 PM :: 7480 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

This is a huge victory for Native Hawaiians.  Hawaiian affairs are returning to the channel created in the Hawaii Admission Act....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
A Decade of Harassment: Bottled Water Battle Goes to Hawaii Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 9:35 PM :: 3096 Views :: OHA, Small Business

...arguing a case in the Hawaii Supreme Court about automatic approval statutes and zoning law....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Informational Briefings to Review Audits Critical of DHHL, OHA
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 2718 Views :: DHHL, OHA
  • DATE: Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • TIME: 9:30am to 11:30am
  • PLACE: Conference Room 329 State Capitol
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Sunday, November 03, 2013
OHA Chair Machado Hospitalized: Suffers Stroke After Gay Marriage Hearing
By News Release @ 1:49 AM :: 3494 Views :: Family, OHA

Machado has been admitted to The Queen’s Medical Center and is undergoing medical care....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
OHA Chair Colette Machado: Same Sex Marriage Will Affect our Traditional Sense of 'Ohana
By Video @ 10:46 PM :: 4787 Views :: Family, OHA, Religion

Click to watch video ad ...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Two More Sovereignty Activists Convicted of Felony Mortgage Fraud
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 4283 Views :: Akaka Bill, Law Enforcement, OHA

Hawaiiloa Foundation collected approximately $468,000 from approximately 200 individuals many of whom ultimately lost their homes through foreclosure....

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Gentry Pacific Deal: Akana Sues, Alleges OHA Abuse of Executive Sessions
By Andrew Walden @ 10:34 PM :: 3337 Views :: OHA

After months of criticism of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs purchase of the Gentry Pacific Design Center, Trustee Rowena Akana has filed suit....

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Akana: OHA Should Consider Suing HCDA Over Kakaako
By News Release @ 10:37 PM :: 3702 Views :: Development, OHA

On August 6, 2013, OHA received a letter from HCDA stating they will not make any compromises to their plans and expects OHA to be a “good neighbor” and accept their plan for our property....

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