Kanaiolowalu Roll is now reopened Online registration is available!

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UNRELINQUISHED. UNDETERRED. UNIFIED TO REBUILD THE HAWAIIAN NATION.

Due to high demand and a new January 2015 date for the election of delegates to the governance convention, the Kana’iolowalu Native Hawaiian Roll is now reopened. Online registration is available and will remain open until a few weeks prior to the election. Let your friends, ‘ohana, and co-workers know! Click here to register now.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is moving forward to support nation building. For more information, you may go towww.oha.org/nationbuilding.

REGISTER NOW!

AIM FOR YOUTH HAWAIʻI SUMMIT

Hawaiʻi State Capitol October 4, 2014

9 am – 2 pm

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Ages 16 to 25 and an Advisor over that age limit can attend

Sample Agenda

8 am: Registration/Pick-Up Packet

9am:Oli/ Pule

 Weclome Remarks and Thanks

9:20 am Pre-Keynote Speaker: Navigating between Polynesian and Western World

10:15: Break

10:30am: 1st Session of Presentations with Q & A

11:15am 2nd Session of Presentations with Q & A

12:00pm: Networking Lunch- Break into groups based on shared problem/interest- 

12:45pm- Mock Hearing in the Auditorium/Community Video Survey

2pm: Spoken Word-Poetry Presentation and Workshop

Evaluations, Call to Actin and Closing Remarks

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Helen Tupaʻi, (808) 664-3027, 4 or (808) 430-8202

htupai@thepaf.org

13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention from September 30th, 2014 through October 2, 2014.

Kapolei, HI—The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) looks forward to hosting its 13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention from September 30th, 2014 through October 2, 2014. This year, CNHA is partnering with the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly (SCHHA) combining the annual meeting of homestead leaders with the annual meeting of Native Hawaiian organizations, members, and leaders in various sectors of community work. The theme, “We Are Many, We Are One” referencing our individual identities in the broader Native Community is reflected in the new structure of convention events, which now hosts caucus convening meetings over two of three days.

“The convention has always intended to be a place for meeting, sharing, and collaborating with other community members and organizations. The caucus groups traditionally meet on Tuesday, all day, but this year, we will have half of the caucuses meet on Tuesday and half on Wednesday, allowing convention attendees to sit in or participate in more than one caucus meeting,” shares Michelle Kauhane, CNHA President.

CNHA encourages convention attendees to register for this year’s activities and attend a caucus, or several caucus sessions, throughout the first two days. On Thursday, all the caucus leaders will report their top policy priorities to the convention attendees at the Policy Roundtable.

Each caucus will host special guest speakers leading panels, technical trainings, or presentations focused on their respective topics of Housing, Homestead, Health, Education, Small Business, Native Arts and Cultural Practitioners, Next Generation, and Blue Continent (Pacific Island Roundtable). The full list of caucus leaders, speakers, trainings, and panels will be released in September.
Community leaders and other convention attendees participate in the Homestead Caucus at the 12th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention last year.

Online registration to the 13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention can be found here: http://goo.gl/cBpBmE. Lodging arrangements will be available through the Ala Moana Hotel with special guest rates for Convention attendees, click the link to access: http://goo.gl/F8w9X1. Nightly Rates: $149- Kona Tower & $169-Waikiki Tower. For more information, please feel free to call (808) 596-8155 or email events@hawaiiancouncil.org.

CNHA is a national network of Native Hawaiian Organizations, providing assistance in accessing capital and technical resources, and is a policy voice on issues important to Native Hawaiian communities. Its mission is to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians. For more information about CNHA please contact us at 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by e-mail at info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or at www.hawaiiancouncil.org.

The SCHHA’s mission is to preserve life and liberty and property of its beneficiaries by providing for practice, preservation of culture, ohana, rights and freedom of traditional worship and beliefs as the traditional heirs of the lands. For more information about the SCHHA you may contact by email at info@schha.com.

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September 2, 2014</p><br />
<p>Convention to Celebrate Successes and Encourage Discussion in Native Hawaiian Community</p><br />
<p>Kapolei, HI—The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) looks forward to hosting its 13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention from September 30th, 2014 through October 2, 2014. This year, CNHA is partnering with the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly (SCHHA) combining the annual meeting of homestead leaders with the annual meeting of Native Hawaiian organizations, members, and leaders in various sectors of community work. The theme, “We Are Many, We Are One” referencing our individual identities in the broader Native Community is reflected in the new structure of convention events, which now hosts caucus convening meetings over two of three days. </p><br />
<p>“The convention has always intended to be a place for meeting, sharing, and collaborating with other community members and organizations. The caucus groups traditionally meet on Tuesday, all day, but this year, we will have half of the caucuses meet on Tuesday and half on Wednesday, allowing convention attendees to sit in or participate in more than one caucus meeting,” shares Michelle Kauhane, CNHA President. </p><br />
<p>CNHA encourages convention attendees to register for this year’s activities and attend a caucus, or several caucus sessions, throughout the first two days. On Thursday, all the caucus leaders will report their top policy priorities to the convention attendees at the Policy Roundtable. </p><br />
<p>Each caucus will host special guest speakers leading panels, technical trainings, or presentations focused on their respective topics of Housing, Homestead, Health, Education, Small Business, Native Arts and Cultural Practitioners, Next Generation, and Blue Continent (Pacific Island Roundtable). The full list of caucus leaders, speakers, trainings, and panels will be released in September.<br /><br />
Community leaders and other convention attendees participate in the Homestead Caucus at the 12th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention last year.</p><br />
<p>Online registration to the 13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention can be found here: http://goo.gl/cBpBmE. Lodging arrangements will be available through the Ala Moana Hotel with special guest rates for Convention attendees, click the link to access: http://goo.gl/F8w9X1. Nightly Rates: $149- Kona Tower & $169-Waikiki Tower. For more information, please feel free to call (808) 596-8155 or email events@hawaiiancouncil.org.</p><br />
<p>CNHA is a national network of Native Hawaiian Organizations, providing assistance in accessing capital and technical resources, and is a policy voice on issues important to Native Hawaiian communities. Its mission is to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians. For more information about CNHA please contact us at 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by e-mail at info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or at www.hawaiiancouncil.org. </p><br />
<p>The SCHHA’s mission is to preserve life and liberty and property of its beneficiaries by providing for practice, preservation of culture, ohana, rights and freedom of traditional worship and beliefs as the traditional heirs of the lands. For more information about the SCHHA you may contact by email at info@schha.com.</p><br />
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Hawaiian Community Assets provides Housing and Financial Couseling, Rental Counseling, Foreclosure Counseling and More!!

 Housing & Financial Counseling
HCA implements a comprehensive housing education and counseling plan that provides individuals and families the tools they need to secure and sustain permanent housing.Housing and Financial Counseling: HCA’s Community Services Specialistsare certified to provide individualized counseling to assist individuals and families create a financial action plan to build savings, pay down debt and improve credit with the goal of securing and sustaining permanent, permanent affordable housing.Our Housing and Financial Counseling services include:

Financial Counseling: Establish an affordable budget and build credit.
Rental Counseling: Secure rental housing.
Pre-Purchase Counseling: Become financially qualified to purchase a home.
Post-Purchase Counseling:Learn how to be a successful homeowner.
Foreclosure Prevention Counseling: Keep your home.

Contact Information:

Contact Us
Toll Free
1-866-400-1116
Fax: 808-587-7899
Email:info@hawaiiancommunity.netO’ahu
200 North Vineyard Boulevard, Suite A300
Honolulu, HI 96817
808-587-7886Maui (including Molokai & Lana’i)
655 Kaumualii Street
Wailuku, Hawai’i 96793
808-760-5100

Big Island
260 Kamehameha Ave. #207
Hilo, Hawai’i 96720
808-934-0801

Kauai
4523 Ioane Road
Anahola, Hawai’i 96703
808-632-2070

2014 DHHL BENEFICIARY STUDY UNDERWAY

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at DHHL Website

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) continues to research better ways to manage Hawaiian Home Lands. One of the tools we use is the DHHL Beneficiary Study, which we conduct approximately every five years.

The first step in the study is to gather some information from everyone who is a Beneficiary. DHHL is printing and mailing 37,000 surveys which will be mailed to all Beneficiaries during the month of August 2014. When you receive your survey please fill it out and mail it via the enclosed pre-paid envelope.

The data generated is used to develop homestead programs and services and also enable DHHL to secure funding for native Hawaiians.

The originally requested response date was August 22, 2014, but due to delays the deadline has been extended to September 19,2014.

For further information, please see the linked PDFs below containing the results of our 2008 Applicant and Lessee Surveys:

This ad will be in the September edition of Ka Wai Ola, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs newspaper, to provide additional notice:


ATTENTION DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS 
BENEFICIARIES – APPLICANTS AND LESSEES

A DHHL SURVEY WAS MAILED TO YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST. DHHL has retained SMS Research of Honolulu to administer this confidential survey.

RESULTS OF THIS SURVEY WILL BE USED TO IMPROVE DHHL PLANNING AND AS THE BASIS FOR REQUESTS FOR FEDERAL PROGRAMS.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY AND RETURN IN THE PREPAID REPLY ENVELOPE TO SMS RESEARCH BY SEPTEMBER 19, 2014.

Mahalo for taking the time to complete the survey – your opinions and comments are very important.

If you have any questions, you may contact:

DHHL:
Bob Freitas
(808) 620-9484
Bob.C.Freitas.Jr@hawaii.gov

SMS Research:
Michael Young
(808) 440-0721

2014-2015 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR NATIVE HAWAIIANS! APPLY NOW ~

UPDATE – POSTED: 09/03/2015

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY OFFERS THREE $10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS

Aloha Homesteaders,

Argosy University of Hawai’i has available three $10,000 scholarships for award to Hawaiian Home Lands homesteaders or their dependents.

Two of the scholarships are valid towards any of the Argosy degree programs (bachelor, master, or doctoral), while one is directly specifically towards its MA Marriage and Family Therapy program in Honolulu, Wailuku, or Hilo.  Argosy University is a professional institution offering classes in fields including psychology, business, education, and leadership in a format designed for working students, with evening, weekend, and online classes.

Application deadline is November 1, and they hope to make the awards by December 1, 2014, for students entering the Spring 2015 semester in January.

Please contact Kimberly Perez Hults, Argosy University Outreach Representative, immediately at 808-791-5249 or hawaii@argosy.edu if you are interested in applying or need more information.

Mahalo,

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Kimberly Perez Hults, MBA
Argosy University, Hawaii Campus |
Outreach Representative
1001 Bishop St. Suite 400, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 808-791-5249 Fax: 808-791-1539
Email: kperezhults@argosy.edu 
Visit us at www.argosy.edu

CHAMINADE OFFERS HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS SCHOLARSHIPS

UPDATE – POSTED: 09/03/2015

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY OFFERS THREE $10,000 SCHOLARSHIPS

Aloha Homesteaders,

Argosy University of Hawai’i has available three $10,000 scholarships for award to Hawaiian Home Lands homesteaders or their dependents.

Two of the scholarships are valid towards any of the Argosy degree programs (bachelor, master, or doctoral), while one is directly specifically towards its MA Marriage and Family Therapy program in Honolulu, Wailuku, or Hilo.  Argosy University is a professional institution offering classes in fields including psychology, business, education, and leadership in a format designed for working students, with evening, weekend, and online classes.

Application deadline is November 1, and they hope to make the awards by December 1, 2014, for students entering the Spring 2015 semester in January.

Please contact Kimberly Perez Hults, Argosy University Outreach Representative, immediately at 808-791-5249 or hawaii@argosy.edu if you are interested in applying or need more information.

Mahalo,

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Kimberly Perez Hults, MBA
Argosy University, Hawaii Campus |
Outreach Representative
1001 Bishop St. Suite 400, Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 808-791-5249 Fax: 808-791-1539
Email: kperezhults@argosy.edu 
Visit us at www.argosy.edu

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FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS: NATIVE HAWAIIAN

AVAILABLE FOR 2014-2015 ENROLLMENT

Chaminade is a Native Hawaiian Serving Institution.

As a Native Hawaiian serving institution, we are proud to offer scholarships to students of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Residents of Hawaiian Home Lands and students attending Hawaiian language immersion schools may be eligible for the scholarships listed below.

HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS SCHOLARSHIP

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Opportunity Award is an institutional scholarship awarded to new first-year students or transfers. This generous award is renewable for a maximum of four years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Eligibility:

Applicant must be:

  • A new incoming first-year or transfer student.
  • A dependent of a current resident who holds a lease to a Hawaiian Home Lands property.
  • Nominated by their Hawaiian Homestead Association President (includes a letter or recommendation).
  • A United States citizen.
  • A high school graduate admitted to Chaminade as an unconditional or conditional first year student with a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.25, or, a prior college cumulative GPA of 2.50 for transfer students.
  • Charged the maximum day-student tuition for the academic year.

Awardees must

  • Complete 20 hours of community service per academic semester (40 hours per year) while attending Chaminade.

Deadline:

Students must apply for this scholarship prior to first enrolling in classes at Chaminade University.

For further details contact:

Chaminade Admissions Office
admissions@chaminade.edu
(808) 739-8340

Network For Good: 6 Simple Steps for Successful Campaign Planning

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Whether you’re you looking to win support for an issue, impact policy, or inspire donors to take action and give, a campaign rarely succeeds without a solid, thoughtful plan. At Network for Good, we’ve always been big fans of Spitfire Strategies’ original Just Enough Planning Guide as a primer for doing just that, and have featured the Spitfire team in our Nonprofit 911 webinar series. We’re happy to announce that the folks at Spitfire are back with an interactive road map to successful campaign planning with theirPlanning to Win: The Just Enough Guide for Campaigners™. The new Planning to Win toolkit builds on the original concept and provides nonprofit changemakers and campaign organizers with a nice set of resources to create an effective strategy. Continue reading