CNHA Policy Center to Host Review of Draft Native Hawaiian Constitution


March 29, 2016

CNHA Policy Center to Host Review of Draft Native Hawaiian Constitution

 Kapolei, HI—The Policy Center at Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), will host a forum to review the draft Native Hawaiian Constitution that resulted from last month’s ‘Aha organized by Na‘i Aupuni.  The forum will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 from 9:30am – 12:30pm at the Honolulu Airport Conference Center, 7th Floor, Room #2 and will include lunch.

ThConstitution of the Native Hawaiian Natione Policy Center will review and breakdown the drafted document and discuss next steps, including the process of a ratification vote. Attendees can look forward to a thorough review of all the sections and in-depth discussion on the governance structure within the document to help anyone interested to better understand the content before the voting process for ratification begins.

“The process of developing the draft Native Hawaiian constitution prevailed due to the hard work and common dedication by ‘aha participants toward progress for the Lāhui. The educational component is just as important, if not more important, and the CNHA Policy Center is prepared to work with those who are interested in participating to review the draft constitution,” shares Michelle Kauhane, CNHA President and ‘Aha participant.

Registration for this forum is $25 and includes a lunch; limited seating is available. Parking validations will be available for a reduced rate of $3.50.  All who are interested in attending can register online through the Eventbrite link below or download a hardcopy form at CNHA’s website,, in the events section. SCHHA Homestead members on neighboring islands have available airfare scholarships to attend this event as a part of the SCHHA Summit. For inquiries related to the SCHHA membership please contact

For more information on this event or the Native Hawaiian Policy Center, email CNHA directly at or call (808) 596-8155. Eventbrite Registration link:


The policy center at the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement convenes non-governmental organizations around policy priorities and solutions to meet the challenges in Hawaiian communities. CNHA is a national network of Native Hawaiian Organizations, providing assistance in accessing capital and technical resources, and is a policy voice on issues important to Native Hawaiian communities. Its mission is to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians.  For more information about CNHA please contact us at 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by e-mail at, or at


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