|OHA Vision and Mission|
“Ho’oulu Lāhui Aloha” – To Raise a Beloved Nation. OHA’s vision statement blends the thoughts and leadership of both King Kalākaua, and his sister, Queen Lili’uokalani. Both faced tumultuous times as we do today, and met their challenges head on. “Ho’oulu Lāhui” was King Kalākaua’s motto. “Aloha” expresses the high values of Queen Lili’uokalani.
The mix of trust funds, earmarked for Hawaiians of at least 50 percent blood quantum, and general funds, provided annually by the Legislature, allows OHA to serve Hawaiians of any blood quantum. Toward its mission to improve their conditions, OHA participates in task forces and community groups. In addition to running its own programs, OHA provides many community-based programs with major funding and coordinates joint activities with participating organizations. It advocates for Hawaiians in the state Legislature, state and federal courts, in the United States Congress and in the local media, as well as by supporting community initiatives and interests.