Office of Hawaiian Affairs

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is focused on strategic priorities for improving the conditions of Native Hawaiians in the areas of ‘āina, culture, economic self sufficiency, education, governance, and health. OHA’s advocacy involves conducting research whose findings are used to guide decisions and empower communities to inspire positive results in these areas. OHA’s advocacy also calls for developing and shaping public policies that have broad implications for the Hawaiian community. OHA’s advocacy is reflected in its efforts to help ensure that laws are complied with at the local, state and federal levels. In addition, OHA’s advocacy requires working with communities to share information and build public support for Hawaiian issues.

Recent DH Items
Community
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
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Databases and GIS, Technology & Tools, Workbenches
Summary
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA) Native Hawaiian Data Book complies with OHA’s fiduciary obligation of compiling “basic demographic data on native Hawaiians and Hawaiians” [Hawai‘i Revised Statute, Chapter 10, Section 10–6(1)].
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Community
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Category
Databases and GIS, Digital Preservation, Photographs and Images, Preservation, Technology & Tools, Workbenches
Summary
OHA’s Kipuka Database is a geographical information system (GIS) that utilizes the latest mapping technologies to provide a window into native Hawaiian land, culture and history.
Community
Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Category
Databases and GIS, Digital Preservation, Digitization Planning, Language Documentation, Photographs and Images, Technology & Tools, Workbenches
Summary
Papakilo Database, is a comprehensive “Database of Databases” consisting of varied collections of data pertaining to historically and culturally significant places, events, and documents in Hawai'i’s history.
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Community
Workbenches, Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Category
Archival Processing, Databases and GIS, Digital Preservation, Digital Stewardship Curriculum, Digitization Planning, Events, Language Documentation, Photographs and Images, Preservation, Technology & Tools, Workbenches, Workshop
Summary
Hale Noelo is a research and technology center, or “Library of the Future,” provides access to digitization equipment and online based subscription resources, genealogy technical assistance, and community meeting space through an appointment based system.