Native Hawaiian Policy Call Center – July 2, 2010 at 9 am

Native Hawaiian Policy Center’s Topic for July is the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Operated by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), the Native Hawaiian Policy Center convenes leaders from the nonprofit, civic, homestead, social justice, education, cultural, and small business sectors to apply solutions to our community challenges.  The Policy Center brings non-governmental organizations together to ensure that the energy and expertise of community leaders working directly in the field have a voice in the formation of public policy.

CNHA Member Organizations can participate on the Policy Call scheduled for this Friday, July 2nd at 9:00 am (HST) by registering for the call via e-mail at

Once every month, for 60 short minutes, member organizations and community leaders dial in to the Native Hawaiian Policy Center to focus our attention on a public policy topic or issue.  For the month of July, CNHA invites its members to learn more about the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI).

Created by Presidential Executive Order in October 2009, the WHIAAPI seeks to facilitate access to and increase participation in federal programs where Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders remain underserved.  The WHIAAPI has hired an Executive Director and will be Co-Chaired by the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Commerce.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our diverse membership to learn more about this amazing initiative created by Hawaii’s own President Obama,” said Robin Puanani Danner, CNHA President and CEO.  “The White House Initiative on AAPIs can have a hugely positive impact on Native Hawaiian communities everywhere.”

Founded in 2001, CNHA unifies and serves a network of more than 100 Native Hawaiian Organizations nationally.  As a certified Native CDFI and a nonprofit Community Development Corporation, CNHA works for the cultural, economic and public policy interests of Native Hawaiians.  For more information contact 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by e-mail at, or visit


Native Hawaiian Policy Center Announces 2010 Schedule of Monthly Policy Calls

The new administration in Washington, DC has ushered in a number of exciting opportunities and policy issues to advance Native Hawaiian communities and priorities.  As a result, the Policy Center has begun a Monthly Policy Call Initiative to engage and dialogue about current or upcoming policy developments.  Our members can choose to come to the CNHA office, or participate via teleconference.  Each monthly policy call will focus its discussion on a particular issue relevant to the Native Hawaiian community.  For more information about the Monthly Policy Calls Initiative, please email Shannon Toriki, CNHA Policy Fellow at

2010 Monthly Policy Call Schedule

Unless noted otherwise, all policy calls are scheduled on a Friday and will take place at 9:00am

July 2nd, 2010


August 6th
§ September 3rd
§ October 1st
§ November 5th
§ December 3rd

By Shannon Toriki, CNHA Policy Associate