Our Work

Advocating for public policies to promote Native Hawaiian self-determination

I ka wa ma mua

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) advocates for public policies that promote Native Hawaiian self-determination through enhanced social, cultural, economic, political, and community development at all levels of government. To achieve this, the CNHA Advocacy Center will focus on empowering our members and the lāhui with access to policy.

Kuhio Lewis at Native Hawaiian Convention

Native Hawaiian Convention

The Annual Native Hawaiian Convention is the largest, most consequential gathering of Native Hawaiians to discuss issues of importance to the Lāhui.

2022 Legislative Session

CNHA is honored to have advocated at the legislature during this historic year, which yielded the following legislative successes for Native Hawaiians: HB2511 – $600 million to DHHL to pursue a multi-pronged approach to eliminating its waitlist. HB3041 – $335 million to settle the Kalima lawsuit…
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Hawaiian Trades Academy

Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i

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“Decades from now, we will look back on the 2022 Legislative Session as a watershed year for Native Hawaiians.”

—Kūhiō Lewis


What We Do

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Rent & Mortgage Relief

We can help you find the resources you need for your ʻohana to thrive -from mortage to utilities and assistance programs.

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Kilohana Collective

Kilohana is a collaborative of complementary change agents committed to fulfilling HTA’s vision and specific directives.

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Community Programs

Our community programs work with members of our community to develop the skills and resources needed to thrive.

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Join Our Community

Become a CNHA member to get the opportunity to join other kānaka in lifting, empowering and inspiring our lāhui.

Join our mission and help us provide powerful support for our community to develop and thrive.