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OHA Vows Accountability After Audit Finds Evidence Of ‘Fraud, Waste And Abuse’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

OHA Vows Accountability After Audit Finds Evidence Of ‘Fraud, Waste And Abuse’

The Office of Hawaiians Affairs said it likely will hand over the findings to state and federal agencies to determine if a criminal investigation is warranted.

OHA: Trask, Galuteria Win In Hawaii Island And At-Large Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

OHA: Trask, Galuteria Win In Hawaii Island And At-Large Races

The win secures Mililani Trask’s seat on the board of trustees after she was nominated to replace former OHA trustee Keola Lindsey, who resigned earlier this year.

OHA: Akaka Keeps Her Seat In Oahu Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

OHA: Akaka Keeps Her Seat In Oahu Race

Meanwhile, six of the 11 candidates for three at-large seats will advance to the November general election.

Newcomers Are Leading In Campaign Donations For OHA Elections. Will It Matter? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Newcomers Are Leading In Campaign Donations For OHA Elections. Will It Matter?

Sam King, who is running for an at-large seat on the board of trustees, has raised and spent the most money so far this year.

Danny De Gracia: A Blueprint For OHA To ‘Better’ The Lives Of Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Danny De Gracia: A Blueprint For OHA To ‘Better’ The Lives Of Native Hawaiians

Native Hawaiians suffer disparities in education, housing, health care and overall outcomes. OHA needs to play a bigger role in fixing that.

Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Raising OHA’s Share Of Ceded Land Revenue Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Lawmakers Propose Raising OHA’s Share Of Ceded Land Revenue

Updated: Senate Bill 2021 could go before the 51-member House for a full vote next week.

OHA Selects Trask As Big Island Trustee OHA

OHA Selects Trask As Big Island Trustee

The well-known Native Hawaiian rights activist is an attorney.

Should OHA Get A Bigger Share Of Hawaii’s Public Land Revenues? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Should OHA Get A Bigger Share Of Hawaii’s Public Land Revenues?

Updated: The ceded land revenues, which make up a significant chunk of OHA’s annual budget, go to fund programs for Hawaiian beneficiaries.

OHA Has Lots Of Job Openings Amid A Controversial Restructuring Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

OHA Has Lots Of Job Openings Amid A Controversial Restructuring

Meanwhile, some staffers have criticized a reorganization they say contributed to departures from the office.

A Potential Shakeup At OHA Is Clouding The Agency’s Budget Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

A Potential Shakeup At OHA Is Clouding The Agency’s Budget

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs wants to give out more money in grants to organizations while trimming its own spending.