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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 :: 6886 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 :: 25245 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 :: 4938 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 :: 8081 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 :: 3632 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 :: 4673 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 :: 3284 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 :: 2390 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 :: 3440 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 :: 2265 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 :: 3672 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 :: 3781 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 :: 4587 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 :: 2646 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 :: 7565 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 :: 3183 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 :: 2794 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 :: 3578 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 :: 4902 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 :: 4393 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 :: 3408 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 :: 3790 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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Sunday, September 08, 2013
Geothermal: How to Divide Hawaiians from their Money
By Andrew Walden @ 10:31 PM :: 4716 Views :: Energy, OHA

How to Divide Hawaiians from their Money?  Put the charges on their electric bill....

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Thursday, September 05, 2013
Audit criticizes agency that’s supposed to help native Hawaiians
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:50 PM :: 2532 Views :: OHA

“inadequate, unable to support the office’s growing portfolio nor any future land involvements”....

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Thursday, September 05, 2013
Audit Critical of OHA Land and Grant Oversight
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:28 AM :: 3021 Views :: OHA

As of February 2013, OHA owned or leased 28,206 acres, making it Hawai‘i’s 13th largest landowner....

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Illegal Mainland Campaign Contributions Flow to anti-GMO activist Ritte
By Selected News Articles @ 5:17 PM :: 5047 Views :: Ethics, OHA, GMOs

Ceres founders and other mainlanders also funneled campaign contributions directly to Walter Ritte in 2012 for his race for a vacant seat on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
OHA Chair Colette Machado Joins Rally Against Gay Marriage Special Session
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 5861 Views :: Family, First Amendment, OHA
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Esther Kiaaina Front Runner for High-Level Interior Department Position
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 4834 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, National News, OHA

Esther Kiaaina may be the next Assistant Secretary of Interior for Insular Affairs....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Kauai: Hawaiians Voice Suspicion of Akaka Tribal Roll
By News Release @ 5:55 AM :: 3142 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
...suspicion about enrolling with Kanaʻiolowalu, the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission's effort ....
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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Trouble Paying Car Note? Call OHA, They'll Give You Cash
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 3299 Views :: OHA

Other services include financial assistance with asset-building strategies, such as Individual Development Accounts, which are special savings accounts....

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Friday, August 09, 2013
Kauai Adolescent Drug Treatment Study Published, Site Selection Next
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 4042 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, OHA

...results of a feasibility study on the proposed adolescent residential drug treatment and healing facility are now available online....

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Lanai: OHA Wants a Cut of Ellison's Action
By News Release @ 12:05 AM :: 3884 Views :: Maui County, OHA

As billionaire Larry Ellison makes gestures....

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Saturday, July 20, 2013
State Spending $9.4M to Move Out of OHA-Owned Kakaako Building
By News Release @ 12:28 AM :: 3915 Views :: Hawaii State Government, OHA

The AAFES building was recently transferred to OHA, and DOH intends to transfer 325 employees from the Environmental Health Administration – 260 from AAFES....

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Sunday, July 14, 2013
After Receiving Campaign Cash, OHA Trustees Give $1.25M to Insolvent Geothermal Company
By Andrew Walden @ 1:12 AM :: 6326 Views :: Energy, OHA
If OHA were more skilled at 'due diligence' it would have spotted the million dollar loan IDG's New Zealand partner wrote off last year....
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Friday, July 12, 2013
Audit: Kahoolawe Money Gone After 18 years Without a Plan
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 5250 Views :: Akaka Bill, Environment, Military, OHA

...the impending total depletion of its trust fund....

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Sunday, July 07, 2013
Surprise: Entire OHA Trust Fund Frozen by Gentry Pacific Boondoggle
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 5082 Views :: OHA

On April 12, 2013, OHA Trustees were surprised to learn that the loan we got from Bank of Hawaii was not a secured loan and that it had to be backed by Trust dollars....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
State Historic Preservation Director Quits Under Fire from Feds
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 3579 Views :: Development, OHA, Rail

The announcement follows the release last Thursday of a report by the National Parks Service (NPS) that was critical of the division’s efforts....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
CNHA Questions OHA Geothermal 'Investment'
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 3264 Views :: Energy, OHA

Out of nowhere, all of sudden, OHA has an appetite for equity investments into high risk privately owned enterprises....

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Friday, June 28, 2013
State Senate Shakes Up Committee Structure
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 4313 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government, OHA, Tourism
Two committees have been added, splitting the current Committee on Tourism and Hawaiians Affairs (THA) into two separate subject matter committees.... 
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Supreme Court to Review Kawaiahao Church Cemetery Case
By Robert Thomas @ 1:43 AM :: 4149 Views :: Akaka Bill, Land Use, OHA

What's the difference, if any, between a "cemetery" and a burial....

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Sunday, June 09, 2013
Bottled Water Battle: A Decade of OHA Harassment Continues
By Andrew Walden @ 9:26 PM :: 4511 Views :: OHA, Small Business
OHA has served as the agent of an Oahu-based bottled water company seeking to destroy its tiny Kauai-only competitor, Kauai Springs....
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Native Hawaiian Advancement: Dr. Kelii Akina Speaks in Hilo
By Selected News Articles @ 7:53 PM :: 3681 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Dr. Kelli Akina, the new CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and former OHA trustee candidate, addressed the Conservative Forum for Hawaii at the Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
OHA ramps up its online presence with new site
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 2097 Views :: OHA
OHA's new Tumblr site features videos, audio, photos and texts....
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
As DHHL War Rages, Robin Danner Relinquishes Presidency of CNHA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:37 PM :: 8658 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Michelle Kauhane, senior vice president of CNHA and former deputy director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, will succeed her....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Native Hawaiian Advancement: Keli’i Akina to Speak in Hilo
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 3287 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...at the Conservative Forum for Hawaii, Sunday June 2nd, 2:00 pm, at the Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
OHA Urged to Back Hawaiian Immersion Focus for Paia Elementary School
By News Release @ 3:31 PM :: 3050 Views :: Education K-12, OHA
...parents called on OHA to help push the state Department of Education to address the issue....
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Friday, April 26, 2013
HB252: Video Mocks Sen Galuteria's Frankenstein Bill
By Video @ 1:59 PM :: 3983 Views :: Akaka Bill, Energy, OHA

"Now I know what it's like to be God."

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
OHA awards $1.5 million to charter schools
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 2777 Views :: Education K-12, OHA
“OHA’s support literally keeps our doors open.”
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
OHA Publishes Budget Outline, Seeks Comments
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 1784 Views :: OHA
...public comment period runs from April 22, 2013 through May 3, 2013....
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Saturday, April 20, 2013
OHA: Profitable Non-profits Score $8M
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 2400 Views :: OHA

The 32 non-profit groups were selected from 146 applications for OHA grant money....

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