Governor Ige honors, respects, and promotes Native Hawaiian culture and sustainability.
Honoring our heritage. Respects and supports the Native Hawaiian community's ongoing efforts for self-determination.
Provided the highest level of funding to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in the state's history -- $24 million - more than double the amount of any previous Governor.
Securing funds for housing and development. Ensured that additional CIP funds can be committed to supporting housing and infrastructure development for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands' beneficiaries.
Advocating for their rights. Fought for Native Hawaiians and OHA's co-trustee position to help manage the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
Valuing Hawaiʻi's culture. Awarded $31 million in federal grants for Native Hawaiian programs through the University of Hawaiʻi system and partnered with Kamehameha Schools to advance Hawaiian language and culture.
Preserving Hawaiʻi's language. Launched the Hawaiian Language Immersion pilot program that evolved and now celebrates 30 years of cultivating Hawaiian language speakers.