About Us


To enhance the cultural, economic, political and community development of Native Hawaiians.


We envision a socially and economically sustainable Hawaiian community empowered through self-governance.


CNHA was founded in 2001 by four Native Hawaiian Organizations and two individual members. The small group envisioned the work we remain dedicated to today:

  1. Department of Hawaiian Homelands
    Raynard Soon
  2. Papa Ola Lokahi
    Hardy Spoehr 
  3. ALU LIKE, Inc.
    Tara Lulani Arquette
  4. Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
    Mahealani Wendt
  5. Robin Puanani Danner
  6. Melody MacKenzie

Our Team & Member Network

CNHA is governed by a 21-member board of directors and employs 8 staff members. Our membership includes over 150 Native Hawaiian Organizations working in every facet of community service and engagement.