Native Hawaiians Convene Policy Forum

Kapolei, Hawaii – The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) Board of Directors hosted the first Quarterly Policy Forum for the 2018 year on Oahu on Friday, January 12. “It’s important to bring members of the CNHA 21-member board together and have open dialogue with the larger CNHA membership and community on the issues they’ve […]

CNHA Loan Fund Supports Native Entrepreneurs and Homestead Projects Statewide

At CNHA’s quarterly board and policy forum on January 12, 2018, Geri Mendiola, CNHA Loan Fund Manager reported CNHA is servicing a loan portfolio of 119 loans representing a cumulative total of $2.2 million in loans deployed to Native Hawaiians and homestead projects statewide. As a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), certified by the […]

Vote to Rise at the Legislature

January 17, 2018 marked the opening day at the Legislature; it also marked the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of our Queen and her monarchy.  Thousands of people gathered at both the State Capitol and Iolani Palace.  Some attended to listen to speeches by sitting members of the legislature while others marched in honor of […]

Hale Na’au Pono Out of Waianae Votes to Rise

Hale Na’au Pono, a nonprofit mental health center serving the needs of the Waianae Community has joined the Vote to Rise campaign to engage new voters from our communities in the ballot box on priorities important to them. In the first week of January, Jordyn Danner, CNHA Policy Program Manager and Michelle Kauhane, CNHA President […]