In 1993, the Native American Direct Loan (NADL) was first made available to the Native Hawaiian Veteran community through the Veterans Administration (VA), providing a critical financial resource for home and land financing.
We cannot let one of the most dysfunctional legislative sessions in recent history end without comment from OHA.
In early April, members of Hui Iwi Kuamoʻo, the successor organization to Hui Mālama I Nā Kūpuna O Hawaiʻi Nei, traveled to Europe to once again conduct the repatriation of iwi kūpuna and moepū (funerary items) from five institutions on behalf of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA).
Kaua‘i residents and visitors will soon have an opportunity to learn the rich, fascinating and sometimes controversial history of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i’s royal families via a new exhibit at the Kaua‘i Museum in Līhu‘e.
As a Trustee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), I am dedicated to the advancement of Native Hawaiians and all people in Hawaiʻi.
We tend not to think about “red-lining” in Hawaiʻi. But the recent legislative session and some unearthed history make me think it’s time we recognized how that concept operates here.
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