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Trustee: OHA Wasted $33M on Akaka Bill
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:13 AM :: 6663 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

TRUSTEE: OHA WASTED $33M ON RACE-BASED NATIONHOOD

Keli’i Akina: “It’s time to reform OHA!”

News Release from Keli’i Akina Campaign

HONOLULU, HAWAII--June 20, 2016 -- Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Leina’ala Ahu Isa has issued a statement on her Facebook page that OHA spent $33 million on the Akaka Bill.  (See Lei Ahu Isa FB Page)

According to Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., candidate for OHA Trustee-at-Large, "The estimate of $33M approaches the ballpark of what OHA has wasted on its pursuit of a race-based nation as the costs of the Akaka Bill alone are known to be at least $28M."

Akina continues, "OHA`s political diversion of public funds intended for the benefit of needy Hawaiians is disgraceful and raises legal and constitutional questions."

In her statement, Trustee Isa writes, "Akaka Bill cost our Beneficiaries Trust Fund approximately $33M...this could have gone to help with housing, shelter, scholarships, entrepreneurship, health care, kupunas, and our keiki as well as other needs of our beneficiaries."

Dr. Akina has been a major voice in calling for OHA to stop wasting millions of dollars on the creation of a federally recognized race-based nation.  Instead, Akina states, “OHA should spend its public funds on the real needs of Hawaiians rather than squandering it on a failed political agenda.”

Akina is the President/CEO of Grassroot Institute and on the adjunct faculty of Hawaii Pacific University. He is also a plaintiff in the US Supreme Court case Akina v. State of Hawaii which stopped a race-based election in 2015.

To learn more about Keli’i Akina, visit and leave a message on his  Facebook site:  https://www.facebook.com/AkinaForOHA/?ref=hl

Akina for OHA - Uniting Hawaii.

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