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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
UPDATE: OHA Insiders Plan to Neuter Audit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:43 PM :: 5289 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...information and developments that are about to be announced by Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chair Colette Machado....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
State Procurement Office Launches Investigation into OHA Professional Services Contracts
By Selected News Articles @ 11:10 PM :: 3712 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...OHA Professional Services Contract awards for the past 36 months....

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
OHA: The Mystery of the Disappearing Money
By Video @ 5:25 PM :: 2986 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Auditor: OHA Fails to File Oversight Reports as it Drains Public Land Trust Fund ....

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Maunakea Observatories award Nānākuli and Kapolei students with research time
By Video @ 2:37 PM :: 3401 Views :: Education K-12, Higher Education, OHA

Maunakea Scholars is an innovative program designed to bring Hawaiʻi’s young, aspiring astronomers into the observatory community by competitively allocating observing time on Maunakea’s world-class telescopes....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Crabbe Contract: Abigail Kawananakoa Sues OHA
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 3366 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, just like every governmental agency, must follow its own rules and state law."

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
OHA Old Guard Retakes Power: Machado Selected as Chair
By News Release @ 7:16 PM :: 2557 Views :: OHA

Trustee Dan Ahuna was named board vice chair....

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
OHA Audit Passes Committee Vote
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:45 PM :: 3083 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...Akina Appointed to Ad Hoc Audit Committee....

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017
What is Kaniela Ing’s Hidden Agenda?
By Video @ 4:50 PM :: 4223 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

... Kaniela Ing has spent years trying to force Hawaiians into a fake Indian tribe ....

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Friday, February 03, 2017
Audit: Rep Kaniela Ing Does His Part to Hide OHA Corruption
By News Release @ 8:51 PM :: 4068 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“Within days of my call for an independent audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Rep. Kaniela Ing has announced plans to use the legislature to target me...."

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
OHA: Akana Ousted, New Chair to be Elected at Next Board Meeting
By News Release @ 8:23 PM :: 2833 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Trustee Ahu Isa was named acting OHA chair....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
OHA Board Sets Audit Vote
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:56 PM :: 3379 Views :: Ethics, OHA

The Board has scheduled voting on Akina's proposed audit for the February 8th meeting of the Resource Management Committee, a committee of the entire Board....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Full Text: OHA Chair Sues to Force Crabbe Out
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 PM :: 3182 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"The Nov. 1 employment agreement is void and of no legal effect because it was not duly authorized and approved by the Board of Trustees."

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
OHA LLCs—A License to Self-Deal
By Andrew Walden @ 9:02 PM :: 4873 Views :: Ethics, OHA

“…the Managers shall have the power and authority on behalf of the Company to acquire or lease any real or personal property from any Person, whether or not such Person is directly or indirectly affiliated or connected with the Managers or any Member….“

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Support OHA Forensic Audit
By Video @ 6:46 PM :: 2674 Views :: Ethics, OHA

OHA BoT meets Thurs Feb 2 at 9AM ....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Call for a Forensic Audit at OHA
By Selected News Articles @ 11:23 AM :: 2946 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...spending has more than doubled to over $51,000,000 annually in 2015, while actual beneficiary spending has remained constant over the years at only $9,000,000 per year....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Robert Lindsey: OHA Trustees Must “Walk on Water, Be Holier Than Thou”
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 AM :: 3599 Views :: Ethics, OHA

"I have said at our People's table several times and I know I'm beginning to sound like a broken record: To be at our table one must have 'clean hands,' 'be able to walk on water (like Jesus)' and be 'Holier than thou.'"

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Sunday, January 29, 2017
OHA 2016 Check Register: Money Flows to Lawyers, LLCs, Insiders and More
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 5327 Views :: Ethics, OHA

See the complete, searchable OHA FY2016 Check Register ....

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
Trask: Trustee Apo uses OHA Resources for Private Business Deals
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 2999 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...communications from Apo to his OHA secretary regarding accessing OHA Protocol funds for his private contract with Civil Beat....

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
VIDEO: OHA Board Protesters Throw Salt, Call for FBI Investigation
By Video @ 1:54 AM :: 3326 Views :: Ethics, OHA
"Your CEO last year gave a gift of half a million dollars to the IUCN global environmental conference so that he and a few others could become a master of ceremonies for a Hollywood-like opening event."
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Friday, January 27, 2017
OHA Audit: Trustee says it’s time to reassure beneficiaries
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:22 PM :: 2809 Views :: Ethics, OHA
“OHA currently undergoes three types of audits, but none of these audits focus on identifying internal weaknesses such as fraud, waste, and abuse....”
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Who Covered up OHA Sex Harassment Settlement?
By Video @ 6:20 PM :: 3460 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...They Kept It A Secret From Everyone Until After The Election....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Crabbes in the Bucket: Secret OHA Employee Surveys Reveal Distrust, Anger
By Andrew Walden @ 3:23 AM :: 3944 Views :: OHA

"Too much want-a-bees getting caught up in the hype of being N(ative) H(awaiian) cultural experts...."

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Sunday, January 22, 2017
My Conversation with OHA Sex Harassment Victim
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 5316 Views :: Ethics, OHA

In early 2016 I received a call from a friend who asked me to meet someone who needed help....

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Sunday, January 22, 2017
OHA’s Hidden LLCs: Why Plead Guilty to Stealing $14M?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:10 PM :: 6468 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... LLCs hide some of the fattest salaries in OHA--and much, much more ....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Financial Services: OHA Spire Contract Balloons 760% in Two Years
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:35 PM :: 4032 Views :: Ethics, OHA

...a contract for financial consulting services that ballooned from an initial $95,000 commitment to $723,000 from 2014 to 2016....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
OHA pays $50K: Sex harassment claim against Peter Apo
By Selected News Articles @ 1:58 PM :: 4063 Views :: Ethics, OHA
Coverage draws a classic non-denial from Apo ….
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
48-Hour Fed Wreck Countdown
By Video @ 4:37 PM :: 3651 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Obama

... 12:00 EST / 7:00 AM HST Friday, January 20--No More Fake Indian Tribe ....

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Monday, January 16, 2017
Akina: Make King’s dream a reality for Hawaii
By Tax Foundation @ 4:17 PM :: 2176 Views :: OHA

Today, there is a growing stereotype of Native Hawaiians as a monolithic group that opposes all that is American and asserts exclusive rights against the majority of others who have made Hawaii their home. This stereotype is clearly not the true picture....

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Obama Admin: Hawaii DOI Rule Part of ‘Renewed Era of Federal-Tribal Relations’
By News Release @ 12:55 AM :: 3415 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

... Native Hawaiians are the largest indigenous group in the United States that lacks a government-to-government relationship with the United States.  (Because 'indigenous' does not equal 'tribal'.  Hello?) ....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
OHA Officially Named Papahānaumokuākea co-trustee
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 2537 Views :: Environment, OHA

...the state and two federal departments formalized an agreement adding OHA as a co-trustee of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument....

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Kakaako Kickbacks: Ethics Commission Investigates OHA Trustee Peter Apo
By Video @ 5:30 PM :: 4883 Views :: Ethics, Development, OHA

Heads Are Starting To Roll At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs....

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Sunday, January 08, 2017
Lawyer: OHA Transferred Waimea Valley to Private Company Controlled by CEO Crabbe
By Andrew Walden @ 7:43 PM :: 9033 Views :: Ethics, OHA

According to its attorney, a private company controlled by OHA CEO Kamana’o Crabbe now possesses sole title to the 1,875 acres comprising Waimea Valley....

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Sunday, January 08, 2017
Native Hawaiian Astronomers Testify in Support of Telescope
By News Release @ 2:11 PM :: 4280 Views :: Hawaii County , Higher Education, OHA

“I see Maunakea as a special place that allows us to understand and study our origins....”

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Akina: Ethics Commission Upholds Participation in Suit Against Fake Indian Tribe
By News Release @ 9:27 PM :: 4097 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

“Today was a productive day. The will of the voters who elected me was upheld,” Trustee Akina said....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Nai Aupuni Biggest Failure of 2016, Will be Dead January 20
By Video @ 1:04 PM :: 3513 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Will be dead when Obama leaves office January 20....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Video: OHA Trustees Vote to Buy Out Crabbe--$450K Golden Parachute
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 5671 Views :: Ethics, OHA

During the debate, Crabbe cronies--now in the minority on the Board--revealed that they had gifted Crabbe with a $450K golden parachute just before the Nov 8 elections changed the Board majority....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Harbors wharfage rates to rise 34.5% in 2017
By Michael Hansen @ 1:18 AM :: 4617 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business, Cost of Living

The first two wharfage increases of 17% and 15% on February 1st and October 1st respectively will result in a 34.5% increase in 2017 on a compound basis....

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Saturday, December 31, 2016
Can you name the state trying to place racial restrictions on voting?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 AM :: 3375 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
The CNMI law restricts voting in certain elections to those of "Northern Marianas descent."
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Saturday, December 31, 2016
Another Court Blasts Unconstitutional, Race-Based Voting
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 3400 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The courts just handed unconstitutional, race-based voting—backed by the Obama administration—another defeat....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
10 New Year's Resolutions for Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:55 PM :: 3451 Views :: Hawaii State Government, OHA, Taxes

Stop the unconstitutional use of public funds to turn native Hawaiians into a race-based tribe. Instead, focus on what would really help them -- like better schools, more housing, and economic development....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
More Turmoil at OHA -- CFO Resigns
By Andrew Walden @ 9:17 PM :: 4352 Views :: Ethics, OHA

Hawley Iona, Chief Financial Officer of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs resigned this week....

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Friday, December 30, 2016
$500K: OHA's Giant Cookie Loan
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 3428 Views :: OHA, Small Business

Earlier this year, OHA issued a $236,000 business loan to Mahealani Strong to support the growth of her insurance brokerage company, I A Maui Associates....

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Thursday, December 29, 2016
OHA’s Secret Mauna Kea Meetings
By Video @ 1:19 AM :: 4168 Views :: Ethics, Higher Education, OHA

Wait Until You Hear What This Ad Hoc Committee Can Do In Secret....

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016
OHA: Crabbe Contract Secretly Extended 3 Years
By Video @ 7:14 PM :: 4551 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...all the Fed Wreckers show up to testify against audit....

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Auditor: OHA Fails to File Oversight Reports as it Drains Public Land Trust Fund
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:57 AM :: 2577 Views :: OHA

...OHA did not file statutorily required reports for non-general funds and for administratively created funds....

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Sunday, December 18, 2016
Hawaiian Civic Club Money Secretly Funneled into Fake Indian Tribe
By Selected News Articles @ 12:27 PM :: 4774 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

...no one in the Hawaiian Civic Club membership was consulted ahead of time....

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Anti-Hawaiian? Akina Debunks Critics
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:10 PM :: 4335 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

On Thursday, the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs held its second meeting since its reorganization....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Why They Fired Bob Lindsey
By Video @ 5:35 PM :: 2682 Views :: OHA
See What OHAʻs Newest Trustee Wants & Why Everyoneʻs A Winner If It Happens
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Monday, December 12, 2016
OHA Fishing for Money from Fishermen?
By Andrew Walden @ 5:40 PM :: 4412 Views :: OHA, Small Business, Taxes

OHA may be able to pick boaters’ pockets, but it turns out shore-bound fishermen are protected....

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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Akina OHA: “Crucial Recommendations for Achieving Fiscal Sustainability”
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:49 PM :: 4049 Views :: OHA

...analysis of the financial statements of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs....

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