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Thursday, September 05, 2013
Audit Critical of OHA Land and Grant Oversight
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:28 AM :: 3055 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 :: 5159 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 :: 5935 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 :: 4916 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 :: 3186 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 :: 3343 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 :: 4115 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 :: 3939 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 :: 3959 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 :: 6395 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 :: 5362 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 :: 5128 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 :: 3644 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 :: 3335 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 :: 4396 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 :: 4221 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 :: 4576 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 :: 3743 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 :: 2127 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 :: 8785 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 :: 3333 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 :: 3096 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 :: 4042 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 :: 2825 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 :: 1811 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 :: 2435 Views :: OHA

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

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
SB 1171 – Phased Archeological Inventory Surveys
By News Release @ 2:13 PM :: 4249 Views :: Development, Land Use, OHA
SB1171 was submitted in response to a recent Hawaii Supreme Court decision.  The City had argued that the Rail Project could conduct the Archeological Inventory Survey (AIS) in phases....
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Friday, April 12, 2013
OHA Launches Website to Coordinate Shakedown Operations
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 3783 Views :: OHA
"We will be able to rally people like we never have before."
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hawaiians Give Vote of No Confidence to ‘Sovereign Hawaiian Nation’
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:03 PM :: 5242 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

After nearly a year of efforts the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission claim a mere 9,300 signatures....

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Monday, April 08, 2013
Only 9,300 Sign Up for Akaka Tribe
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 4040 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
the lack of imminent threats to Native Hawaiian programs, such as lawsuits, which creates a lesser sense of urgency....
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
VIDEO: HCDA Bulldozes Ancient Hawaiian Trails for Solar Farm
By John Bond @ 10:53 PM :: 7079 Views :: Energy, Hawaii History, OHA

...huge wide roads were bulldozed through these Hawaiian sites causing massive, irreparable damage to the ancient Kualaka'i trail that is many hundreds if not one thousand years old....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
McCain: OHA Cronies Milk Defense Budget for Millions
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 6150 Views :: Akaka Bill, Agriculture, Military, OHA

“Now we’re in sequestration, we have a bill that would give ... companies an additional 5 percent, $15 million,” McCain said. “It’s disgraceful, and it’s been going on for years....

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Thursday, March 07, 2013
Kalaeloa: Hawaiian Burial Caves to Be Bulldozed for Solar Farms?
By John Bond @ 3:32 PM :: 7984 Views :: Energy, Environment, OHA

A federal consultant says this area likely contains hundreds if not thousands of Hawaiian burials ....

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
OHA Offers Cash Prizes for Weight Loss
By News Release @ 1:21 PM :: 3807 Views :: Health Care, OHA

What they aren't telling you is that people with obesity and/or diabetes are going to lose out big under the Hawaii Health Exchange and the 'Pay for Performance' plans being negotiated between Hawaii hospitals and Hawaii Insurers....

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Thursday, February 07, 2013
OHA Gravy Train: 148 Non-profits Seek $36M Grant Money
By News Release @ 8:36 PM :: 3043 Views :: OHA

OHA this year received 148 proposals from nonprofits that requested a combined total of $36 million in grant money ....

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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Kulani Prison to be Sovereignty Movement Training and Recruitment Center
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 5648 Views :: Akaka Bill, Law Enforcement, OHA

...see the list of 1,000 well-known prison reform activists, elected Democrats, Hawaii County Prosecutor, sovereignty activists, religious leftists, green mailers, and current inmates who have signed on to this effort....

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Friday, January 18, 2013
'VSE Corp' Blamed in Deadly Waikele Bunker Explosion
By News Release @ 4:20 PM :: 6688 Views :: Law Enforcement, Military, OHA

"VSE was unaware that despite DEI’s military ordnance background, the company had no experience with fireworks disposal.”

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Waikele Fireworks Bunker Explosion: Investigation Findings to be Released
By News Release @ 7:01 PM :: 5673 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, OHA

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announces that its January 17, 2013, public meeting in Washington, DC, will be available via webcast....

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Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Kauai Farmers to Boycott OHA Poi Mill
By News Release @ 5:00 PM :: 7510 Views :: Kauai County, Agriculture, OHA

HEWA: we do NOT endorse this unexpected news that OHA is giving us, Makaweli Poi, away to a random group we never heard of before....

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Tuesday, January 01, 2013
OHA launches Anti-Obesity Marketing Campaign
By News Release @ 1:55 AM :: 3190 Views :: Health Care, OHA

OHA is partnering with The Queen’s Medical Center, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Center, the Hawaii Department of Health, the Department of Native Hawaiian Health and Hawaii Medical Service Association....

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
FULL TEXT: Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force Report
By News Release @ 6:12 PM :: 4450 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, OHA

The nine-member Native Hawaiian Justice Task Force today presented its findings and recommendations to the Hawaiʻi Legislature....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
OHA installs five trustees to new four-year terms
By News Release @ 2:01 PM :: 3046 Views :: OHA

...amid the splendor of an investiture ceremony attended by an estimated 500 guests....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
TPL, OHA Gain Control of Galbraith Estate
By News Release @ 11:58 AM :: 7271 Views :: Agriculture, Land Use, OHA

...Trust for Public Land assembled the $25 million purchase price from a variety of sources, including $13 million from a Hawaii state bond; $4.5 million from the U.S. Army; $4 million from the City and County of Honolulu; $3 million from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs; and $500,000 from D.R. Horton....

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Monday, November 26, 2012
CNHA Pushes for Legislature, Feds to Dominate DHHL
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 5340 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

" ...we need to focus on how much funding is flowing.... "

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Monday, October 15, 2012
Akana: OHA Gentry Deal Sidelines Kakaako Development
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 5635 Views :: OHA

...on June 7, 2012, the Board Counsel opined that Trustee Apoliona, miraculously, no longer had a conflict of interest because the Fiscal Committee Chairman took out any references to Trustee Apoliona’s bank within the proposal....

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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Colette Machado: Assisted Suicide Activists ‘Hoodwinking Our Culture’
By Andrew Walden @ 10:24 PM :: 6812 Views :: Life, OHA
Mocking the latest poll numbers released by assisted suicide activists, Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chair Colette Machado is calling assisted suicide an insult to the Hawaiian culture and an insult to the memory of the thousands of patients at Kalaupapa “who fought to live-not die.”
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Saturday, December 10, 2011
Colette Machado: I look at Kalaupapa--Native Hawaiians will fight against Assisted Suicide
By Andrew Walden @ 6:35 PM :: 9353 Views :: Life, OHA

"...as a native Hawaiian how can I accept that this will be a (suicide) state like Oregon and Washington?" 

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011
SPLC ties Tucson shooter to leader of Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement, Iolani Palace takeover
By Andrew Walden @ 12:03 AM :: 12134 Views :: Law Enforcement, OHA, Second Amendment

Among other things, the allegedly “far-right” Miller is a leader of a sovereignty group known as “The Hawaiian Kingdom Government” (HKG) which occupied Iolani Palace on April 30, 2008.

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Thursday, September 08, 2011
Abercrombie Appoints Waihee, Danner to Decide which Native Hawaiians are "Qualified"
By News Release @ 6:49 PM :: 6220 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The Commission will be responsible for preparing and maintaining a roll of qualified Native Hawaiians as defined by the Act.... The roll is to be used as the basis for participation in the organization of a Native Hawaiian governing entity.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer Keanu Sai at it again with help from Legislators, Maui Council, University
By Andrew Walden @ 4:56 PM :: 32155 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii History, Law Enforcement, OHA

Do the math. Sai and Gumapac have 300 “customers”. Perfect Title had 400 victims. The Maui-based Ventura-Oliver sovereignty mortgage scammers now on trial had about 300 alleged victims. That is 1000 native Hawaiian households who have allegedly fallen victim to these three alleged scams. ...amounting to 2.3% of all native Hawaiian home-owning households.

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