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Monday, December 10, 2018
Finish OHA’s Audit for Fraud, Waste and Abuse!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:28 PM :: 2607 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Keli‘i Akina today secured renewed commitments from OHA’s newly chosen Board leadership to finish the audit of OHA and its subsidiary LLCs for fraud, waste and abuse....

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Thursday, December 06, 2018
Where Does OHA Hide its Secrets?
By Video @ 10:26 AM :: 2547 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Now There’s A Chance Everyone Might Get A Peek....

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
OHA Year in Review: Looking Back at 2018
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:27 AM :: 2192 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...here are some highlights from the past year at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
​OHA offering $7 million for community grants
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 1661 Views :: OHA

...the opening of the application period for its Community Grants Program, which will make available $7 million....

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
If Hawaiians Were Indians, Hawaii Would be #3 for Reservations
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 4757 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

... Largest reservation: Nanakuli Hawaiian Home Land ....

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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Walden versus OHA’s LLCs
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2857 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...These companies received cash and property, including 1,600+ acres of land in Waimea Valley, from OHA....

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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Esther Kia'aina--New OHA CEO?
By Video @ 1:14 AM :: 4063 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...Or Does She Have Other Plans In Mind?....

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Sunday, November 11, 2018
Telescope: OHA Greenmail Overplays its Hand?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:25 PM :: 3111 Views :: Ethics, Greenmail, OHA

...political cronies haven’t figured out how to grab a cut of your kid’s PhD salary....

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Hawaii Supreme Court Affirms TMT Permit 4-1
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 6230 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...TMT will move forward with fulfilling the numerous conditions and requirements of the state CDUP prior to the start of any construction....

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Friday, November 02, 2018
Lawsuit: OHA-Owned Corporations Must Comply With Open Records Laws
By Selected News Articles @ 8:00 PM :: 4859 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Lawsuit filed after denial of a UIPA request for the financial records of Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) owned and created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Thursday, November 01, 2018
Why OHA Needs to be More Transparent
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:19 PM :: 2170 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) gave the Office of Hawaiian Affairs a failing grade of ‘F’ for its online financial transparency....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Who Are OHA's Real Misspenders?
By Video @ 11:39 PM :: 2496 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Wants You To Watch The Left Hand So You Wonʻt See What The Right Hand Has Been Doing....

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Sunday, October 28, 2018
Crooks and Cronies: Who's Cashing in on the 2017-18 OHA Check Register
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 4351 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Hawai’i Free Press has obtained a copy of the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Office of Hawaiian Affairs check register in response to an open records request....

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
​Ruggles’ Supposed Sovereignty “Expert” Has A Troubling Past
By Selected News Articles @ 3:45 PM :: 6683 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Greenmail, Hawaii History, OHA

...Hero of Holocaust Deniers, Alfred De Zayas....

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
OHA Candidate Evicts Kauai Anti-Drug Program
By Video @ 8:52 PM :: 5950 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Ethics, OHA, Politicians, Drugs

…Why You Should Not Vote Bill Aila for OHA….

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
ConCon: CNHA Rejects Abercrombie Alaska Pitch
By Video @ 8:33 PM :: 3483 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...The Surprising Decision by the CNHA....

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Saturday, October 13, 2018
Regents to consider revisions to proposed Maunakea administrative rules after public hearings
By News Release @ 2:30 AM :: 3140 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...regents will consider this request at their October 18 monthly meeting on the UH Mānoa campus....

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh: Hawaiian Kingdom Hero?
By Video @ 8:14 PM :: 4341 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

"... a Hawaiian Tribe is now dead ...."

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Thursday, October 04, 2018
OHA hires new Chief Operating Officer
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 2060 Views :: OHA

...Former OHA COO Lisa Victor is now CTO....

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Guam case that echoes Rice v. Cayetano to be argued before Ninth Circuit at UH law school
By News Release @ 1:47 AM :: 4231 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News, Higher Education, OHA

...Arnold Davis sued for the right to register to vote in a future plebiscite, maintaining that Guam’s Decolonization Registry Law unlawfully discriminates by allowing only “native inhabitants of Guam” to be eligible for the vote....

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Monday, October 01, 2018
Finally! OHA Is Being Audited for Fraud, Waste and Abuse
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:02 PM :: 3493 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...I am still deeply concerned about the amount of time it has taken to begin this audit....

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Friday, September 21, 2018
Can Aloha Poke Be Trademarked?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:37 PM :: 3468 Views :: OHA, Small Business

...Although there has been extensive discussion regarding whether Aloha Poke Co.’s actions are morally justified, there has been little, if any, serious analysis as to whether its position is legally valid....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ethics Commission Outlines Charges Against OHA Trustee Rowena Akana
By News Release @ 10:46 PM :: 3387 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...a formal contested case hearing on the Further Statement of Alleged Violation will be held before the Commission on Monday, October 22, 2018....

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Thursday, September 06, 2018
OHA Hires Auditor to Look at 'Fraud, Waste, and Abuse'
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:15 PM :: 4444 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...After months of delay, OHA and its LLCs will be audited for fraud, waste and abuse....

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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Hirono: Kavanaugh 'Critical' 8th Vote in Rice v Cayetano
By Andrew Walden @ 3:01 PM :: 4270 Views :: Hawaii History, Judiciary, OHA

...Will Justice Brett Kavanaugh become the ‘critical’ 8th vote against racially discriminatory OHA elections?  Could Kavanaugh become the ‘decisive’ 10th vote against the Hawaii Supreme Court’s Ceded Lands Decision.  Or maybe Hirono is afraid Kavanaugh will be the fifth vote against Nai Aupuni....

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Sunday, September 02, 2018
Akina: Don't Give up on OHA Elections
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:30 PM :: 1701 Views :: OHA

...on August 11, of 286,041 ballots submitted, 41.3% were left blank in the race for the OHA Trustee Oahu seats, and 49.6% were left blank in the race for the OHA Trustee At-large seat....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
OHA emergency funds distributed to lava flow victims
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 2518 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

...A second batch of checks from OHA’s natural disaster relief program released to 55 Native Hawaiian households in Puna....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Who Really Won the OHA Election?
By Video @ 8:27 PM :: 3018 Views :: OHA

...Itʻs Not Even Anyone Who Was Announced As Getting The Most Votes....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
With Daddy up on Drug Charges, Hawaii County Councilmember Suddenly Tries to Join 'Hawaiian Kingdom'
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 9104 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA, Politicians, Drugs

...Sovereignty flows from the will of the people.  The people's will is statehood.  So skip the rhetoric and scroll down to the bottom for the real story.  Or if your really want to have some fun, read all the explanatory comments I inserted in parenthesis. -- Editor....

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Maunakea Administrative Rules Public Meetings
By News Release @ 7:50 PM :: 3529 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

...to provide input on the proposed draft of the administrative rules that will govern public and commercial activities on UH-managed lands on Maunakea....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Aloha Poke: Activists See Opportunity to Grab 'Cultural Property' in Patents, Trademarks
By News Release @ 2:31 PM :: 2380 Views :: OHA

...the greater issue is to be taken up with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a system that has, for generations, inadequately addressed the commercialization and exploitation of Native Hawaiian traditional knowledge and culture....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Peter Apo: Who Should Replace Me at OHA?
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 2763 Views :: OHA, Politicians

...Instead of singling out a single candidate I am choosing to recommend that voters consider advancing both Sam King and Kalei Akaka as the two candidates to face-off in the general election for the Oahu seat....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Watch This Before Saturday
By Video @ 9:20 PM :: 2940 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...This Saturday You Can Help Reform The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Full Text: State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Telescope
By Andrew Walden @ 9:12 PM :: 4088 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...The court’s decision overrules a December 2016 decision by Third Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura that the state Board of Land and Natural Resources should have held a hearing for the 2014 sublease agreement for the six acres of land atop Mauna Kea for use by TMT....

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
What is Happening with OHA? Keli'i Akina Interviews Peter Apo
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:31 AM :: 2272 Views :: OHA

...OHA Trustee Peter Apo speaks out boldly and reflectively on several hot potato issues, including audits and management of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Monday, August 06, 2018
State Rolls Out Phase Two of Payroll Modernization
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 2864 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Judiciary, OHA

...This second phase included an additional 20,000 employees of the Legislature, Judiciary, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Executive branch departments....

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Saturday, August 04, 2018
OHA Needs a Clearer Vision
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:56 PM :: 1799 Views :: OHA

...This is why I am adamant about making sure OHA is audited thoroughly and its internal policies revised....

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Thursday, August 02, 2018
VIDEO: OHA Candidate Forums Featuring Sam King for OHA
By Video @ 10:23 PM :: 2910 Views :: OHA, Politicians

... OHA Candidates at Olelo TV Forum and Waianae Coast Forum ....

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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Beadie Dawson Endorses Sam King for OHA
By News Release @ 8:40 PM :: 3246 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...Beadie Kanahele Dawson was the attorney for Na Pua a Ke Alii Pauahi, a group formed by Kamehameha students, parents and alumni, in its stand against the corrupt Bishop Estate trustees at the center of the Broken Trust scandal....

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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Free Hawai'i: Germaine Meyers OHA Endorsements
By Video @ 3:04 AM :: 2745 Views :: OHA, Politicians

...Watch This For Who Germaine Recommends You Vote For OHA Trustee On August 11th....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Free Hawaii: Who to Vote for in OHA Elections
By Video @ 11:11 PM :: 3612 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... two things should dictate who to vote for -  One is making sure the forensic audit occurs.  The second is the removal and replacement of OHAʻs CEO, Kamana`opono Crabbe.  Unless these two things happen, there will be no reform of OHA .... 

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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Kavanaugh for Supreme Court?  Rice v Cayetano Front and Center
By Selected News Articles @ 1:50 AM :: 7757 Views :: National News, Hawaii History, OHA

...In 1999 Kavanaugh helped write a friend-of-the-court brief in the Rice v Cayetano case....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Should Sovereignty Activists Vote?
By Video @ 1:44 AM :: 2005 Views :: OHA

...Voting In The August 11 OHA Election....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Are You Guilty of These?
By Video @ 6:19 PM :: 2406 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Some Wonʻt Bother To Vote & Instead Say One Of These Three Things....

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Vote Sam King: Support Forensic Audit of OHA
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 2342 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"...I don't see it hurting the beneficiaries at all, except for those beneficiaries stealing money from OHA...."

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Keli'i Akina Endorses Sam King for OHA
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:57 PM :: 3317 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Politicians

...Keli'i believes Sam is the candidate who will unite Hawaiians and reform OHA....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Who Wants to Kill OHA's Forensic Audit?
By Video @ 1:09 AM :: 2681 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...After Voting For It Some OHA Trustees Have Been Secretly Trying To Kill It Off....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Akina: Where is the "Forensic" Audit OHA Trustees Promised?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:49 PM :: 2608 Views :: OHA

...After over a year of endless delays and obstacles, the independent audit has not even started....

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Monday, July 02, 2018
Hawaiian Legislative Report Card Released
By News Release @ 12:56 AM :: 3300 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Politicians

...Ka Lahui Hawai‘i Political Action Committee (KPAC) announces the publication of its 3rd KOHO PONO Legislative Report Card in the July 2018 issue of the Ka Wai Ola....

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Accused OHA Mis-Spenders -- Why You Should Vote for Them Anyway
By Video @ 7:22 PM :: 2714 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Two Trustees Accused Of Minor Misspending Could Actually Be Key To Stopping All Misspending At OHA....

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