Monday, March 27, 2017

WHAT DOES ROBIN DANNER THINK OF YOU?
















Sunday, March 26, 2017

A STAND FOR THE LAND ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Aloha `Aina Activist - A Visit With Joshua Noga"

If youʻve ever wondered why Hawaiians are so passionate about Hawai`i, you donʻt have to look any further than Joshua Noga. Aloha `aina is the Hawaiian phrase for love of land and as we discovered, those two words perfectly describe Joshua. An activist dedicated to preserving Hawai`ʻs land and natural resources for generations to come, he helped produce some of the  `Aha Aloha `Aina self-governance workshops which have been instrumental in preparing for an independent Hawai`i. Join us in our visit with Joshua and we bet some of his passion for a Free Hawai`i will rub off on you too -
Watch It Here


MONDAY, March 27th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, March 27th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, March 31st At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, March 28th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, March 30th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, April 1st 25th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52


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Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

DOES SHE SPEAK FOR YOU?
 




















Friday, March 24, 2017

OHA RATIFIES INDEPENDENT AUDIT  
Trustee Keli‘i Akina To Chair Audit Committee 

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees voted to ratify “a financial audit and management review of OHA and its subsidiaries.”

The Board approved the audit by a vote of 8-0 (Trustee Ahuna was absent). 

Among other goals stated in the action item approved yesterday, the audit seeks to “identify potential areas of waste, fraud and abuse in the procurement of goods and professional services.”

Resource Management Committee Chair Carmen Hulu Lindsey appointed Trustee Keli`i Akina to lead the Audit Advisory Committee tasked with drafting a request for qualifications (RFQ). 

The Audit Advisory Committee will consist of Trustee Akina (Chair), Trustee Lei Ahu Isa (Vice Chair) and three non-Trustee staff. 

Chair Hulu Lindsey has asked the Audit Advisory Committee to supervise the audit process after the auditing firm is procured.

 According to Trustee Akina, “I am grateful to my fellow Trustees for their commitment to transparency and accountability as the foundation for building a strong OHA that meets the needs of its beneficiaries. 

"The audit approved today by the Board of Trustees is unique from all other audits in OHA’s history, as it will provide a systematic examination of serious concerns that have been raised by trustees, beneficiaries and the community at large.”
 
Native Hawaiian beneficiaries of OHA came to the Board meeting today in support of the audit. 

The OHA Board’s action today reflects its mission to achieve a greater level of transparency and responsiveness to the needs of its beneficiaries.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

LIFTOFF - OHA TRUSTEES APPROVE FORENSIC AUDIT





















Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BE THERE TOMORROW
DEMAND THE OHA TRUSTEES APPROVE THE AUDIT

























WHERE - Office Of Hawaiian Affairs - 560 North Nimitz Hwy. Suite 200, Honolulu 96817

WHEN - Thursday, March 23, Tomorrow  Morning At 10 AM

WHY - To Demand The OHA Trustees Vote "YES" For The Audit

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

FREE HAWAI`I TV
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SPECIAL REPORT - "TELL OHA TRUSTEES TO VOTE FOR THE AUDIT"

Your Support Is Needed This Thursday Morning At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs.

Thatʻs When The Final Vote Will Occur On The OHA Audit.

There Are Two Different Ways To Demand The OHA Trustees Vote “Yes.”

Watch This To See How & Where To Make Your Voice Heard To Support The Audit Of OHA.


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Monday, March 20, 2017

ALERT! - YOUR SUPPORT NEEDED FOR FINAL GREEN LIGHT VOTE FOR OHA AUDIT

Please forward this to all Hawaiians and our supporters. 

This coming Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 10:00 AM the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will be holding an extremely important board of trustees meeting.

On the agenda is the final vote of the trustees to authorize “OHAʻs Chief Procurement Officer to issue a request for qualifications for an independent CPA firm to conduct a financial audit and management review of OHA and its subsidiaries.”

This vote by the trustees will give final approval for the long awaited, and long needed, audit to proceed.

Normally, a vote such as this is simply a “rubber stamp” vote.

However, a “no” vote by a majority of the trustees would immediately kill the audit.

We are therefore asking everyone who can, to attend this Thursday morningʻs meeting and testify in favor of the audit.

Since OHA trustees are very sensitive to beneficiary input and feedback, It is critical for everyone who is able to attend Thursday morning and show your support for the audit.

A strong showing of support for this audit by beneficiaries will force any trustee who is planning to vote “no” to think twice.

Should you be unable to attend the Thursday morning meeting, it is imperative that you make your support for this audit heard by calling and/or emailing the trustees today to demand they vote “yes.”

Please contact OHA today -

Collette Machado - colettem@oha.org - (808) 594-1837
Bob Lindsey - robertl@oha.org - (808) 594-1855
Peter Apo - petera@oha.org - (808) 594-1854
John Waihe`e Jr. - crayna@oha.org (808) 594-1876
Rowena Akana - rowenaa@oha.org (808) 594-1860
Keli`i Akina - TrusteeAkina@oha.org (808) 594-1976
Carmen Hulu Lindsey - hulul@oha.org (808) 594-1858
Dan Ahuna - dana@oha.org (808) 594-1751
Lei Ahu Isa - leia@oha.org (808) 594-1857

Kamana'opono Crabbe - kamanaoc@oha.org

OHA Headquarters - (808) 594-1888

Mahalo.


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

ALOHA `AINA ACTIVIST ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Aloha `Aina Activist - A Visit With Joshua Noga"

If youʻve ever wondered why Hawaiians are so passionate about Hawai`i, you donʻt have to look any further than Joshua Noga. Aloha `aina is the Hawaiian phrase for love of land and as we discovered, those two words perfectly describe Joshua. An activist dedicated to preserving Hawai`ʻs land and natural resources for generations to come, he helped produce some of the  `Aha Aloha `Aina self-governance workshops which have been instrumental in preparing for an independent Hawai`i. Join us in our visit with Joshua and we bet some of his passion for a Free Hawai`i will rub off on you too -
Watch It Here


MONDAY, March 20th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, March 20th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, March 24th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, March 21st At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, March 23rd At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, March 25th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, March 25th At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53


Now you can become a fan of Voices Of Truth on Facebook by clicking Here and see behind the scenes photos of our shows and a whole lot more.  

Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

HELP THE CAMPAIGN TO FREE HAWAI`I






















Go HERE To Help

Friday, March 17, 2017

FED UP WITH THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS?
































Let Them Know HERE

Thursday, March 16, 2017

VICTORY - HB 1142 DEFERRED

Criminalization Of Mauna Kea Protectors Defeated


































Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FREE HAWAI`I TV
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"HOW WOULD YOU FIX OHA?"

Itʻs No Secret The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Is One Big Pile Of Problems.

Can OHA Ever Be Made Pono?

What Would You Do If You Were In The Driverʻs Seat At OHA?

Watch This Because Some Suggestions For Change & Who Made Them May Surprise You.


Then Share This Video Today With Your Family & Everyone You Know.



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

STOP HB 1142 & SB 895 SD1 - CRIMINALIZING 
MAUNA KEA PROTECTORS INTO TRESPASSERS





















Submit Your Testimony Here


Monday, March 13, 2017

HELP STOP THE CRIMINALIZATION OF MAUNA KEA PROTECTORS 






















Help Stop HB1142

HB1142 Targets Sacred Site Protectors & Cultural Protectors As Trespassers

Hearing is this Wednesday. Please submit testimony OPPOSING HB1142 now. 

SUBMIT Your Testimony HERE

Sunday, March 12, 2017

BE YOU, BE KŪ ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"The Kū Project - A Visit With Daniel Aipa"

Newly married with no job prospects, Daniel Aipa moved back to Hawai`i in 2013 and decided to do the one thing which was his passion - show others by example how to lead healthier lives. And thatʻs how the Kū Project was born. The Kū Project quickly became his lifeʻs work coaching his clients how to strengthen oneself in order to make a difference within your own family and community. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Daniel who says the key to becoming an influential leader is to “Be You - Be Kū” - Watch It Here

MONDAY, March 13th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, March 13th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, March 17th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, March 14th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, March 16th At 7:30 PM  & SATURDAY, Match 18th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

Sneak Peek! -


Aloha `Aina Activist - A Visit With Joshua Noga"

If youʻve ever wondered why Hawaiians are so passionate about Hawai`i, you donʻt have to look any further than Joshua Noga. Aloha `aina is the Hawaiian phrase for love of land and as we discovered, those two words perfectly describe Joshua. An activist dedicated to preserving Hawai`ʻs land and natural resources for generations to come, he helped produce some of the  `Aha Aloha `Aina self-governance workshops which have been instrumental in preparing for an independent Hawai`i. Join us in our visit with Joshua and we bet some of his passion for a Free Hawai`i will rub off on you, too - Watch It Here

FRIDAY, March 17th At 8:00 PM & SATURDAY, March 18th  At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

Now you can become a fan of Voices Of Truth on Facebook by clicking Here and see behind the scenes photos of our shows and a whole lot more.  

Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.
 
For news and issues that affect you, watch Free Hawai`i TV, a part of the Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network.
 
Please share our Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network videos with friends and colleagues. That's how we grow. Mahalo.


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Saturday, March 11, 2017

PHOTO BOMBING 101
 

Friday, March 10, 2017

NICE TRY
































Thursday, March 09, 2017




Native Hawaiian activist Mililani Trask is suing Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Peter Apo, accusing him of violating his responsibilities stemming from alleged incidents of sexual harassment.


The complaint, filed Friday in 1st Circuit Court, argues that Apo has a duty to not use OHA funds for his own personal purposes as well as “to refrain from unreasonable, imprudent or unlawful acts” that could expose the government agency to civil liability, financial damage or loss of reputation.


The lawsuit, which also lists 10 unidentified defendants, asks that Apo be found liable to pay for the settlement and any attorney fees in the matter.


Trask, a former OHA trustee who unsuccessfully sought to return to OHA in the 2016 elections, identifies herself in the lawsuit as a Hawaii taxpayer and OHA beneficiary.


The agency has as its mission the improvement of the lives of Native Hawaiians.


Trask says she “effectively paid into” OHA’s settlement of sexual harassment charges against Apo, “who made unwelcome sexual advances to his aide.”

In January, a Hawaii News Now report said OHA paid $50,000 to a former employee over the allegations. 
 
In that report, Trask described OHA’s payment to the woman as a “cover up.”

OHA had no comment at the time, calling it “a personnel matter.”


Meanwhile, Apo said in a statement at the time, “While I cannot comment directly on her allegations, I can say that I have never broken trust with the OHA beneficiaries I serve.”


He asked the public for “a fair shake” and to not jump to conclusions, “considering the source of the report.”


Trask and Apo did not respond to inquiries Monday about the lawsuit. OHA spokesman Sterling Wong said OHA leaders had no comment.


Trask is represented by Bickerton Dang, which is representing royal descendant Abigail Kawananakoa in a lawsuit asking a court to rule on whether the contract of OHA CEO Kamana’opono Crabbe is valid.


Mililani Trask at a forum on Hawaiian independence in November. The former OHA trustee is the plaintiff in the lawsuit against Peter Apo.


The same law firm is representing Trustee Rowena Akana in a lawsuit filed against the eight other trustees, one also centered on allegations of breach of fiduciary responsibilities.


The other trustees, which include Apo, have countersued. OHA’s legal firm is Alston Hunt Floyd and Ing.


Akana is an ally of Trask’s, and both have consistently criticized OHA’s operations and management, in particular its spending habits.


Akana served briefly as OHA chairwoman from early December to February before being deposed by a faction that includes Apo. Colette Machado was returned to the chair position.

‘Unwelcome’ Sexual Advances


Trask’s lawsuit alleges that a “young female law graduate” (identified as Jane Doe for confidentiality purposes) was hired as Apo’s aide in 2015. The trustee soon began to make “inappropriate” sexual comments and to subject her to “unwelcome” sexual advances.

The alleged harassment continued when the aide traveled with Apo for board business on neighbor islands.


“The harassment included invitations to his room” where Apo appeared “partially clothed” and sought physical contact without mutual consent, the lawsuit states.


The aide was also required to work on Apo’s private business matters, even though this work was an “improper” use of OHA resources. It includes correspondence related to a contract Apo had with Civil Beat when he was a columnist for the online news site.


Jane Doe filed a complaint with OHA. Apo’s former aide returned to her previous job and Doe was placed on leave with pay, later without pay, and was ultimately terminated.


Apo’s conduct, according to the lawsuit, constitutes “a knowing and willful or at least reckless, breach of his fiduciary duty for which he is liable to OHA and its beneficiaries for all resulting harm.”


Jane Doe subsequently initiated a legal claim against Apo and OHA, one which resulted in “a substantial sum” to settle the claims and secure a confidentiality agreement.


“This is not an academic controversy but is a live issue,” the lawsuit explains.


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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"HIDING & LYING"

Deceit and Deception Continues To Be The Name Of The Game For The “Old Guard” Trustees At The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs.

Now, A Law Suit Filed By A Beneficiary Hopes To Recover Monies OHA Illegally Spent To Hide Trustee Apoʻs Sexual Harassment Escapades.

But When It Comes To OHA Misspending Funds, Thatʻs Just The Tip Of The Iceberg.

Watch Our Report To See Who Filed The Lawsuit & Why It Seems Thereʻs More To Come.


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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

TAKE A MINUTE & SUBMIT YOUR TESTIMONY TO SAY 
"NO MORE FUNDS FOR OHA BEFORE A FORENSIC AUDIT"































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Monday, March 06, 2017

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

THE KŪ PROJECT ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"The Kū Project - A Visit With Daniel Aipa"

Newly married with no job prospects, Daniel Aipa moved back to Hawai`i in 2013 and decided to do the one thing which was his passion - show others by example how to lead healthier lives. And thatʻs how the Kū Project was born. The Kū Project quickly became his lifeʻs work coaching his clients how to strengthen oneself in order to make a difference within your own family and community. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Daniel who says the key to becoming an influential leader in Hawai`i is to “Be You - Be Kū” -
Watch It Here


MONDAY, March 6th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, March 6th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, March 10th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, March 7th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, March 9th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, March 11th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, March 11th At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53


Now you can become a fan of Voices Of Truth on Facebook by clicking Here and see behind the scenes photos of our shows and a whole lot more.  

Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.

For news and issues that affect you, watch Free Hawai`i TV, a part of the Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network.
 
Please share our Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network videos with friends and colleagues. That's how we grow. Mahalo.


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Saturday, March 04, 2017

OHA TRUSTEE PETER APO SUED OVER SECRET SEXUAL HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT

HawaiiNewsNow - March 3, 2017 

Native Hawaiian activist Mililani Trask and attorneys for royal descendant Abigail Kawananakoa have sued Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Peter Apo, calling for him to pay back $50,000 or resign.


Hawaii News Now first broke the story that OHA paid a former staffer $50,000 to settle sexual harassment claims against Apo. Trask and Kawananakoa's attorneys said Apo's alleged misconduct is hurting a state agency established to help Native Hawaiians.

"This is inappropriate and reprehensible conduct on the part of an elected official and certainly we should not be paying for it," Trask said.

In the past, Apo has denied the allegations. And in a redacted, three-page settlement agreement obtained by Hawaii News Now through a state open records law request, there was no admission of wrongdoing.

But in the lawsuit, Trask said the woman confided in her that she often traveled with Apo to the neighbor islands, where much of the alleged harassment occurred.

"The harassment included invitations to his (hotel) room, appearing partially clothed, and un-consented physical contact," the suit said.

Apo could not be reached for comment Friday.

The settlement, signed by former OHA Chair Robert Lindsey, was kept secret until board members asked for the details.

That settlement could backfire on other trustees, who knew about the allegations but did nothing to investigate them.

"If these things cannot be addressed by OHA ... we will probably see further litigation and I myself am keen to support it," Trask said.

OHA declined comment and Lindsey could not be reached.

Friday, March 03, 2017

AUDITOR OFFERS TO HELP AUDIT OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS - WILL THEY LISTEN?

Carmen Hulu Lindsey
Keli`i Akina
Lei Ahu Isa
Rowena Akana

Facebook message to OHA trustees
FEB 21ST, 6:09PM

Aloha Everyone,

I am writing to share with you that a Forensic Auditor, one of the top 5 in the State of Hawai`i, has reached out for additional information regarding the Forensic Audit and wanted to submit for an RFQ (Request For Quotation.) However, there isn't an area on the [OHA] website so I wanted to reach out to any of you to share his information and contact him. He has an exemplary record and here is his website for your information: dirkvg.com

My hope is this forensic audit is NOT sidelined with the current recently installed leadership of the BOT.

Frankly many in the Lahui have GRAVE concerns regarding the appointment of Davis Price to oversee the process and his questionable behavior in the past regarding Mauna Kea protectors, lying about OHA participation in the Aloha `Aina march and more importantly, NO FINANCIAL background whatsoever.

The lahui is akamai on what is going on, so we are looking to you FOUR Trustees to ENSURE that the Forensic Audit takes place in a timely manner. Also regardless of the amount of hours and time away from `ohana for employees, I realize that may be a hardship, but like any other job, they are getting paid. It's their kuleana, we shouldn't have to feel sorry to ASK and DEMAND fiduciary transparency.

Please do the right thing and forward this gentlemen Dirk von Guethner your information so he can assist OHA in getting that financial clarity we are all relying on. The trust of the Lahui is very fragile, especially with the latest ramping up of the Lahui Rising series being presented for Federal Recognition. It is a DEEPLY PAINFUL feeling to KNOW that there are your own Hawaiian people, fueled and financially supported, to ERASE everything that our Tutu stood for.

Mahalo for your time, Please message me information regarding the RFQ or a link for me to forward to Dirk.

Theresa Keohunani,
Beneficiary