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September 09, 2020

De Fries is the First Native Hawaiian Appointed as CEO of Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority today announced the selection of John De Fries as its new President and CEO.  He replaces Chris Tatum who retired from the post on Aug. 31, 2020. Keith Regan, (formerly of Maui) HTA’s chief administrative officer, has been serving as interim president and CEO.
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July 31, 2020

Hirono Announces Nearly $3.2 Million For Native Hawaiian Serving Educational Institution

US Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaiʻi announced nearly $3.2 million in federal funding for Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions in Hawaiʻi, including a portion of funds which will go to the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College in Kahului.
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June 30, 2020

$3.3 Million In Federal Funding Headed To Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems on Maui

Today, US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that the five Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems and Papa Ola Lokahi, which coordinates health care programs and services for Native Hawaiians, will receive a total of $16,999,696 in federal funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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June 24, 2020

$537,823 to Support Native Hawaiian and Educational Institutions Amid COVID-19

Today, US Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai‘i announced that Hawai‘i is set to receive $537,823 to support four Native Hawaiian and educational institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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June 19, 2020

DHHL Expands COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has expanded its COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program to include Undivided Interest lessees who have lost income or their job as a result of COVID-19.
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June 02, 2020

Survey Launched to Assess Local Views on Future of Hawai‘i’s Economy

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Liliʻuokalani Trust and Kamehameha Schools launched a new survey today to better understand what Native Hawaiians and non-Native Hawaiians think the state’s economy should look like after the pandemic.
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May 29, 2020

Report: Impacts of COVID-19 on Native Hawaiian Businesses

The most needed resource by Native Hawaiian-owned businesses is working capital grants (57.9%). Other financial needs include delaying GET or other taxes (41.5%) and accessing short-term working capital loans (40.6%).
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April 26, 2020

TKG Hosts “2020 Census for Hawai‘i: A Virtual Concert”

The The Kālaimoku Group is hosting a virtual concert as a call to all Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders to complete the 2020 Census. The hour-long production will feature five of Hawaiʻi's top musicians and entertainers, including Henry Kapono and Friends, Kapena, Barry Flanagan, and Grammy Award nominees Josh Tatofi and Kimié Miner.
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January 10, 2020

Hawai‘i Senators Join in Introducing Bill To Improve Economic Prosperity Of Native Communities

The “Inspiring Nationally Vibrant Economies Sustaining Tribes or INVEST Act seeks to improve the existing New Markets Tax Credit program to more effectively reach Native communities, such as those in Hawai‘i.
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January 07, 2020

Dental Assisting Training Offered to Native Hawaiians

Enrollment is now open for an entry-level Dental Assisting training program offered through the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s Office of Extended Learning & Workforce Development. The opportunity is sponsored by Hui No Ke Ola Pono in an effort to increase the capacity of Native Hawaiians working in healthcare.
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November 15, 2019

KS Maui Students Participate at Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Convention

The students, who were accompanied by their Hawaiian History Kumu Kapulani Antonio, focused on ways to empower young Native Hawaiians to engage and thrive in the political process with the hope of shifting attitudes and decisions regarding Hawaiians and residents throughout the state.
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November 15, 2019

Amendment Advances to Provide Financial Assistance for Hawaiʻi Exports

Case’s amendment included Native Hawaiian businesses in the activities of a new office within EXIM – the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.
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January 29, 2019

UHMC Greenhouse Tech, Food Innovation Certificate

Through a grant-funded partnership with local nonprofit Hui No Ke Ola Pono, full tuition sponsorship is being offered to Native Hawaiian participants.
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January 18, 2019

Bill Aims to Reduce Poverty In Native Communities

The legislation provides grants promoting economic growth, and reducing poverty in remote Native American and Native Hawaiian communities.
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December 20, 2018

Hawaiian Renaissance Book-Signing This Weekend

The book recounts the arrests of those protesting the eviction of native Hawaiians and farmers in Kalama Valley, described by some as the start of the "Hawaiian Renaissance."
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