A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday (Sept. 13) to announce a lawsuit filed on behalf of Rowena Akana against the Office of Hawaiian Affairs board.

Akana, an OHA trustee, is suing in First Circuit Court regarding “procedures and current practices of OHA for providing Trustees and beneficiaries access to minutes of closed door executive meetings of the OHA Trustees and any or all other OHA records or documents related thereto are unreasonably cumbersome, restrictive, and never were properly adopted by OHA Trustees.”

That’s according to a press release. Eric Seitz is the attorney. We haven’t seen the lawsuit yet, but it might be related to matters reported in these stories:

OHA Trustee Says $21M Property Deal Was Shady

Auditor: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Purchase Violated Investment Policy


Photo: Gentry Pacific Design Center. (Civil Beat)

—Chad Blair