HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“The Office of Hawaiian Affairs stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters who are fighting to protect the tribe’s ancestral lands and resources.
The continuous struggle for self-determination over ancestral lands is a common theme that connects all native peoples across the globe, and our society has an obligation to afford indigenous peoples this basic right.
We urge those involved to work in good faith with tribal leaders to find a pono (morally appropriate) solution.”
About the Office of Hawaiian Affairs:
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is a public agency within the state of Hawai‘i responsible for improving the well-being of Native Hawaiians. OHA was established in 1978 to right past wrongs suffered by Native Hawaiians for over 100 years. Its mission is to mālama (protect) Hawai‘i’s people and environmental resource and OHA’s assets towards the perpetuation of the culture, the enhancement of lifestyle and the protection of entitlements of Native Hawaiians, while enabling the building of a strong and healthy Hawaiian people and nation, recognized nationally and internationally. For more information, please visit www.oha.org or follow OHA on Facebook, Twitter (@oha_hawaii) or subscribe to its YouTube Channel.