The Mission

To preserve life and liberty and property of its beneficiaries by providing for practice, preservation of our culture, our Ohana, our rights and freedom of traditional worship and beliefs as the traditional heirs of the lands.

The Goal

To unite under the menu of all Hawaii Nei, protect, preserve and defend the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920, As amended.

The Purpose

To provide a unified opportunity to educate, govern and insure its efforts to protect, preserve and defend the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920 as amended by:

(1) Advocating for the perpetuity of the land trust and improve the conditions of everyday life of the beneficiaries residing on and off homestead lands,

(2) Empowering beneficiaries to participate in decision-making and provide input that impacts the formation of sound policies and programs that are connected to our communities,

(3) Increase its capacity of new members and recognize and value the knowledge and voices of the trust that are indeed our priorities to advance in self-governance and self-determination and “NATION BUILDING”

Members of The Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Homelands Assembly

Newly Elected Executive Council Members (Term 2011-2015)

Chairman, Kamaki Kanahele (Oahu)

Vice Chair, Kammy Purdy (Molokai)

Secretary, Kipukai Kualii (Kauai) Effective 11/2014

Treasurer, Mike Hodson (Hawaii) Effective 7/29/2013

Executive Officer, Jared Aiwohi (Maui)

Director, Renee Plunkett (Lanai)


Appointment by Chairman

Executive Assistant (Special Meeting 2014) – Nalani Benioni

Kahu (Fall Quarterly Conference, Sheraton 2007) – Herbert Kalena Hew Len

Parliamentarian (Fall Quarterly Conference, Sheraton 2007) – Victoria Kapuni

Chief of Protocol (Fall Quarterly Conference, Sheraton 2007) – Kenneth Kapeiela and

Convention  Season (Ala Moana 2011) – Larry  Kamai


Executive Cabinet (Fall Quarterly Meeting, Best Western 2011)                    

“Formerly known as Committee Chairs”

Committee of the Whole: Chairman and Committee Chairs

Legislation / Government Affairs (Fall Quarterly Conference, Sheraton  2007) – Mike Kahikina

Finance – (December 2013) – Uilani Hew Len

Economic Development (Fall Quarterly Conference, Sheraton 2007) – Kali Watson

Health (Fall Quarterly Conference Makaha  2007) – Helen O Connor

Education (Fall Quarterly Conference Makaha Sheraton 2007) – Myron Brumaghim and Dr. Margie Maaka

Health Human Services (Fall Quarterly Conference, Sheraton 2007) – Helen O Connor

Housing (Fall Quarterly Conference, Sheraton 2007) – Kali Watson

Agriculture and Pastoral Land and Water (Special Meeting 2014) – Kanani Kapuniai

Culture and Arts – VACANT

Public Relations – VACANT

Commission on Sustainability and Energy (Fall Quarterly Conference, Sheraton 2007) – Ivan Lui Kwan

AHA Opio Council  – VACANT

AHA Kupuna Council (Fall Quarterly Conference, Sheraton 2007) – Kupuna Agnes Cope

Homestead Policy (Spring Quarterly Conference 2010) – Robin Danner

Native  Hawaiian Tourism (24th Annual Convention 2011) – Al Harrignton

Production / Telecommuication /  Viral Media (24th Annual Convention 2011)  – Branscombe Richmond

Genealogy (24th Annual Convention 2011) – Tasha Kama

Ad Hoc Committees (Temporary Committee, Ends when tasks are completed)

Elections (2011) -Ivan Lui Kwan – Closed

Self Governance – Robin Danner – Closed

Fundraising (2012)  – Ivan Lui Kwan (Akaka Dinner) – Closed

Sovereign Mokupuni Council O Hawaii

Waimea Hawaiian Homesteader’s Association, Inc

Makuu Farmers Association (Guest at the 2014 Convention (Pending)

Sovereign Mokupuni Council O Maui Council

Paukukalo Hawaiian Homestead Community Association

Waiehu Kou Community Association

Waiehu Kou Phase II Homeowners Association

Waiehu Kou Phase III Community Association, Inc.

Waiehu Kou Phase IV Community Association

Villages of Leialii Association

Waiohuli  Hawaiian Homesteaders Association

Ka Ohana O Kahiki Nui

Waiohuli Undivided Interest

Keokea Hawaiian Homestead Association

Sovereign Mokupuni Council  O Molokai

Hoolehua Homestead Agriculture Association

Hoolehua Homestead Association

Kalamaula Mauka Homestead Association

Kamiloloa-One Alii Homestead Association

Kapaakea Homestead Association

Molokai Homestead Livestock Association

Sovereign Mokupuni Council O Lanai

Hauoi O Lanai Hawaiian Homestead Community Association, Inc.

Sovereign Mokupuni Council O Oahu

Association of Hawaiians for Homestead Lands

Kalawahine Streamside Association

Kewalo Hawaiian Homestead Community Association

Kaupea Community Association

Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association

Waianae Kai Homestead Association

Waianae Valley Homestead Community Association

Sovereign Mokupuni Council O Kauai

Anahola Hawaiian  Homes Association

Anahola Hawaiian Lands Farm Lots

West Kauai Hawaiian Homestead Association

Piilani Mai Ke Kai  – Guest at the 2014 Convention  (Pending)

Annual Events

Quarterly Conferences with its leadership in Hawaii

Annual Convention held during the Admissions Day Weekend

In 2014 SCHHA and CHNA held a Joint Convention at CNHA’s Annual Native Hawaiian Convention 2014.

The SCHHA continues to serve the native Hawaiians, Native Hawaiians and Non-Hawaiians  “All of Hawaii Nei” through various forms of public service multiple memberships, partnerships, networking opportunities and collaboration such as information dissemination sent directly via email,  meetings, convention, workshops, symposiums, SCHHA website, USPS, internet, teleconference, webinars and coconut wireless “word of mouth”.

The SCHHA continues to work on building capacity of its member organizations to be self sufficient as we perpetuate self-governance and self-determination within the SCHHA Organization and their Mokupuni across Hawaii Nei.


  1. Collaborate with HUD and DHHL to Apply for NAHASDA Funding
  2. 600 Million Dollar Settlement for Unlawful Reduction on Trust Lands
  3. Amend the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920 to supply water to agriculture and pastoral lots
  4. Fought for and won the 9th commissioners seat for Hawaii County
  5. Removed the fixed ceiling of 50,000.00 on loan guarantees, by DHHL, to lessee and replace it with a flexible formula
  6. Implement a new mortgage loan program that makes more resources available for home construction finances for lessees
  7. Expand benefits to native Hawaiians by allowing for participation in the establishment  of the Enterprise Zones”, on Hawaiian Home Lands
  8. Tax Exemptions for Hawaiian Homes Beneficiaries for house and lands, vary by counties.
  9. Extend homestead lessees from 99 years to an aggregate of 199 years
  10. The additional new lands added to the homelands system and return or replacement of 16,000 acres to bring the count to its original acreage by law
  11. Establish partnerships with various native Hawaiian organizations to address disparities within the areas for Health & Human Services, Education, Public Policy Legislative, Housing, Energy, Economic Development, Caring for Kupuna, Genealogy, Opio, Native Tourism, Media Production, Water, Land, Agriculture and Pastoral.
  12. Continue to work with the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission in providing Outreach and  Registering Beneficiaries to Kana’iolowalu.
  13. And others that will be listed at a later date.

Partnering Organizations

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Its Commissioners

Office of Hawaiian Affairs and its Trustees

Councils for Native Hawaiian Advancement

Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs

Association of Hawaiians for Homestead Lands

Department of Interior ~ Office of Native Hawaiian Relations

Hawaiian Community Assets

And many others to be added at a later date