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Office of Native Hawaiian Relations

Working with the Native Hawaiian Community

  • Photo of young kupukupu fern. Kupu means to grow, increase.
    Please pardon our dust as we work through our punchlist of items requiring some attention after migrating to our new site. The top navigation menu will take you around while the left (or bottom on a mobile device) navigation menu will take you around our Office's section under

    Navigating Our New Site

  • Waimea Valley
    ONHR announces the 2024 HŌʻIHI funding solicitation is now available. The program will award a total of $1 million dollars under the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act to provide "culturally mindful education opportunities for kamaʻāina and visitors alike."

    2024 HŌʻIHI Grants Available

  • A kukui (candlenut) lamp set in a pohaku (stone).
    In commemoration of Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, or Hawaiian Language Month, and in recognition of its unique relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community, the Department of the Interior today announced new guidance on the use of the Hawaiian language.

    Interior Announces Guidance on Use of Hawaiian Language

  • Hikianalia voyaging wa'a
    The Office of Native Hawaiian Relations (ONHR) has announced a $20 million climate resilience initiative for Native Hawaiian Organizations funded by the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act. Click here for more info.

    Kapapahuliau Climate Resilience Program

  • Photo of young kupukupu fern. Kupu means to grow, increase.
    Census Bureau releases new results from the 2020 Census Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A that show growth of NHPI groups over the past decade.

    Census Bureau Releases New Data Detailing the Growth of the Native Hawaiian Community

  • The guide identifies Federal program and grant opportunities in health, housing, education, and labor for which members of the Native Hawaiian Community and Native Hawaiian organizations may apply.

    Guide to Federal Programs and Services

  • ACHP's e-Learning course is designed to assist Native Hawaiian Community members and leaders advance their understanding of the Section 106 review process and increase awareness of strategies for engaging in consultation.

    E-Learning: NHOs in the Section 106 Process

  • DOI's HHCA Reference Guide has an annotation key that identifies the original 1921 text of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act and subsequent amendments and proposed amendments. Annual updates to the Guide will be posted online and available through this link.

    DOI's HHCA Reference Guide Online

  • On five days in 2023, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone, including Haleakalā National Park, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park.

    Free Entrance Days in the National Parks - 2023

  • In November 2016, a new MOU was signed by the Working Group's members to extend its formal existence to 2021 and add the Small Business Administration to the Group.

    Federal Interagency Working Group