OHA Lead Sponsor of 9th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention


July 29, 2010

HONOLULU, HI – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is the lead sponsor and partner of the 9th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention coordinated by the nonprofit, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA). The annual convention is scheduled to take place at the Hawai’i Convention Center on October 12-14, 2010.

“It’s exciting to be working on the ninth convention! Anyone interested in Native Hawaiian issues is welcome,” said Robin Puanani Danner, CNHA President and CEO. “OHA’s generous sponsorship makes the convention possible and we are grateful for the support.”

This year’s theme is Building On Greatness – Sovereignty In Action!  Kukulu Aupuni, Kukulu Ea! The Convention will feature a Federal Contracting Business Summit, an all-day Grants Forum, a Governor’s Candidate Luncheon, and a special Pacific Islander Policy Forum in partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

“OHA is our public trust agency, dedicated entirely to the betterment of our community,” said Lilia Kapuniai, CNHA Community Services Manager. “There is so much to share, and with OHA as a partner, the convention will be accessible to so many more great community leaders that are working every day to create strong and healthy communities.”

For more information on the 9th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, to register or apply for a scholarship to attend the convention, please contact CNHA at 808.596.8155, toll-free 888.709.2642 or e-mail info@hawaiiancouncil.org.

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 well-being of Hawaii through the cultural, economic, 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 info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or visit our website at www.hawaiiancouncil.org.