The CNHA Advocacy Center
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.
Latest News from the Advocacy Center
CNHA writes letter to White House imploring action on Red Hill fuel storage tanks
The White House is promising a formal response to the dire situation involving the Red Hill fuel storage tanks. That acknowledgment ...
CNHA celebrates the appointment of two Native Hawaiians to the U. S. Department of the Interior
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is elated at the appointment of Summer Lee Haunani Sylva as the Senior Advisor for Native ...
Native Hawaiian leader invited to meet with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) President and CEO Kūhiō Lewis met with President Joe Biden and Vice President ...
Native Hawaiians celebrate 100th anniversary of Hawaiian Homes Commission Act
Native Hawaiians came together in Washington, DC to mark a milestone this weekend—the centennial of the signing of the Hawaiian Homes ...
Advocacy Center Spotlight
A statement regarding Red Hill Fuel Storage Tanks decision by CNHA CEO Kūhiō Lewis
“The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) appreciates that the Department of Defense has heeded the longstanding and unified calls of the community and agreed to permanently shut down the Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility,” said Kuhio Lewis, CNHA CEO.
“This is a long-overdue and major step towards addressing this crisis that currently threatens the aquifer that supplies fresh drinking water to nearly half of Oʻahu’s residents.”
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