Hosted every year since 2002, the Annual Native Hawaiian Convention is made possible through the support of Hawaii’s community and corporate leaders.  The Convention is a unique venue that encourages and promotes collaboration between community leaders, cultural practitioners, policy advocates, business owners, and agency officials to further the health of our communities.  Organized by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) and co-hosted by the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly, the Convention focuses on public policy issues; sources of funding; and capacity building of Native organizations, homestead associations, civic clubs, and businesses.

 

 

A Deeper Look at Native Hawaiian Education

Hosted by: Kamehameha Schools, Native Hawaiian Education Council                                             & Aha Punana Leo

 Date and Time:  September 30, 2014 11:00 am – 5:30pm

 Place:  13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention – Hawaii Convention Center

The Education Caucus is part of the 13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention which opens at 8:30am on Tuesday, September 30th.  Join us at the opening ceremony and help us celebrate the recipient of the Native Hawaiian Education Award.   Kamehameha Schools’ Interim CEO, Jack Wong and Trustee, Lance Wilhelm will present this year’s Education Award.

An evening reception hosted by the Imua Group features the Community Leadership Award and Next Generation Leadership Awards presented byHawai’inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and Consuelo Foundation.

For more information on this event or the 13th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, contact CNHA at 808.596.8155 or email events@hawaiiancouncil.org.  We hope you are able to join us!

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The PUC directed HECO to generate these plans to address issues ~ Your Comments are important – Please submit!

 KOU MANA’O?

Aloha SCHHA Ohana

I wanted to alert you to an opportunity from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to provide comments on action plans filed by the Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) and its related companies. The PUC directed HECO to generate these plans to address issues, including:

  • Lower and stabilize customer bills

  • Focus on renewable energy initiatives

  • Upgrade and expand the HECO grid to allow more alternative energy options for customers (like solar).

The public may submit comments on two plans that are under review by the PUC:

  • Docket No. 2014-0183 – Power Systems Improvement Plans (PSIPs)

  • Docket No. 2014-0192 – Distributed Generation Interconnection Plan (DGIP)

Both plans can be found online here.

Deadline to submit comments is October 6, 2014.

The PUC is accepting comments via the following procedures:

  • First-class mail to the PUC sent to 465 S. King Street, Room 103 Honolulu, HI 96813

  • Hand-delivery to the PUC, MondayFriday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • E-filing available here

  • Email to hawaii.puc@hawaii.gov

    Please use the following subject line(s):

    “Public Comment – Docket No. 2014-0183 – PSIPs – (FILER NAME)” for comments on the PSIPs

    “Public Comment – Docket No. 2014-0192 – DGIP – (FILER NAME)” for comments on the DGIP

Clearly state which plan you are commenting on in your submission.

Additional information available here.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

 

 FOR THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS (ESG) AND

 HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA) PROGRAMS

The City and County of Honolulu, through its Department of Community Services, is requesting proposals from qualified nonprofit agencies for the ESG and HOPWA programs.

The Request For Proposals (RFP) information for both programs is provided on the link below:

ESG and HOPWA (RFP) Notice Questions regarding the ESG program may be directed to Jan Yokota at jyokota@honolulu.gov or 768-7748.

Questions regarding the HOPWA program may be directed to Lanz Dong at ldong@honolulu.gov or 768-7757.

Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 18, 2014

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
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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
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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