Posts made in July, 2011

Native Hawaiian Convention Aug. 23-25

Posted on Jul 29, 2011 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

The annual CNHA Native Hawaiian Convention is coming up on Aug. 23-25 at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. Here is the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands ad to be featured in the event program booklet.


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Maui Beneficiary Consultation Meetings

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Puʻunene Beneficiary Consultation

Click to download the Puʻunene Beneficiary Consultation flier PDF.

July 21, 2011

Aloha Maui Applicants and Lessees,

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend two (2) upcoming Beneficiary Consultation meetings.  The first is a meeting to discuss the process to make a portion of our Pu‘unēnē lands in Central Maui available for revenue generation, as provided in the Maui Island Plan. The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act provides the Commission with the authority to take some of its lands and use them to generate revenue for homesteading and community initiatives.  We have major revenue generating lands on O‘ahu and Hawai‘i Island, but this will be the first major revenue generating project onMaui.  The details for this meeting are as follows:

Pu‘unēnē Beneficiary Consultation Meeting

Lihikai Elementary School Cafeteria
335 South Papa Avenue, Kahului
Thursday, August 4, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 The second meeting is part of a series of statewide consultation meetings regarding updates to the Native Hawaiian Development Program Plan for the years 2011-2013.  This consultation will help the Department to consider your perspective on the services we provide for Individual Development, Community Development (Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u), Beneficiary Consultation, Planning activities, and Governance.  The meeting details are as follows:

Native Hawaiian Development Program Plan
Beneficiary Consultation Meeting

Paukūkalo Community Center
657 Kaumuali‘i Street, Wailuku
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

In closing, I want you to know that I am truly looking forward to both consultation sessions; it’s the part of my new kuleana that I love best! Mauihas always been at the forefront of major initiatives that have been instrumental in bringing about positive changes for the Trust, so I look forward to hearing your mana‘o.  I hope that you will make time to attend.

Me ke aloha,

Albert “Alapaki” Nahale-a, Chairman
Hawaiian Homes Commission

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Obama appoints Nahale-a to key post

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, News Releases

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
July 21, 2011


WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

  • James T. Ryan, Member, Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences

The President also announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  • Alapaki Nahale-a, Member, Commission on Presidential Scholars
  • Jeanne Unemori Skog, Member, Commission on Presidential Scholars
  • Abbey Johnston, Member, Medal of Valor Review Board
    Sharon Long, Member, President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science
  • Major General Errol R. Schwartz, Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy

President Obama said, “These dedicated and accomplished individuals will be valued additions to my Administration as we tackle the important challenges facing America. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

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New format for Paukūkalo Community Meeting

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Aloha Homestead Leaders,

Just a reminder:

The annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Community Meeting will be held Monday, July 18, 2011, from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 the Paukūkalo Community Center (657 Kaumuali‘i Street, Wailuku)


6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Informational Open House

7:00 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. – Welcome, DHHL Update

7:20 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Q&A

7:30 p.m. – Adjournment

I would also like to let you know that we will be starting a new format for the community meetings beginning tomorrow — an informational Open House. During this one hour period, the department will have several informational stations set up. These stations are aimed at providing information to those attending the meeting, answering questions and providing a location to take in comments. We will also have stations available for homestead associations to use to provide your community members with information about the activities of your respective homestead association. This booth will take the place of the Homestead Association Updates. Just go to the meeting and we will have signs set up for each homestead association. We will collect the association signs after the meeting. If you choose not to set up a booth, that’s perfectly fine.

Please let me know if you have any questions. See you at the meetings.

A hui hou!

Crystal L. Kua
Information and Community Relations Office
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
91-5420 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, Hawai’i 96707
Phone: 808.620.9591| Email:| Fax: 808.620.9599 | |

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Waimānalo Beneficiary Consultation Venue, Time Change

Posted on Jul 18, 2011 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands


Aloha Hawaiian Homelands Beneficiary,

In an effort to collaborate with the elected officials representing Waimānalo, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has changed the venue and time for the beneficiary consultation in Waimānalo. That meeting will now be held:

  • Wednesday, July 27, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory Auditorium, Building 713, at Bellows Air Force Station
  • DO NOT go through the Front Gate on Tinker Road for this meeting. The Air Force will open up the Back Gate for easier entrance for Town Hall Meeting attendees.
  • Enter through the back gate to Bellows Air Force Station, which is on Akebono Road, off of Kalanianaʻole Hwy. Akebono Road is near Jack-In-The-Box at 41-1537 Kalanianaʻole Hwy., Waimānalo, HI 96795 at Waimānalo Shopping Center.
  • The Auditorium is Building #713 on the Bellows Facility. Akebono Road becomes Hughes Road on the base. Stay on Hughes Road and the first building you see on your left will be the Auditorium. Parking is located directly in front of the Auditorium.

This beneficiary consultation will be held in conjunction with the Waimānalo Town Hall Meeting and Legislative Report organized by State Sen. Pohai Ryan, State Rep. Chris Lee and City Councilman Ikaika Anderson. The town hall meeting will commence immediately following the beneficiary consultation.

The department apologizes for any inconvenience this change may cause.
For more information on the 2011-2013 Native Hawaiian Development Program Plan, please see the July 6 mailer or log on to the DHHL website at

Me ke aloha,
Albert “Alapaki” Nahale-a, Chairman
Hawaiian Homes Commission

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