MEETING OF THE
COMMITTEE ON BENEFICIARY ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Viewable at www.oha.org/livestream OR
Listen by phone: (213) 338-8477,
Webinar ID: 831 7283 9337
Due to the threat of COVID-19, Governor Ige issued the Emergency Proclamation Related to the COVID-19
Response, dated August 5, 2021 that suspends parts of Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records to, among other things, enable boards to conduct business without any board members or members of the public physically present at the same location.
The OHA Board of Trustees and its Standing Committees will hold virtual meetings until further
notice. The virtual meetings can be viewed and observed via livestream on OHA’s website at
www.oha.org/livestream or listen by phone: (213) 338-8477, Webinar ID: 831 7283 9337
Call to Order
Public Testimony on Items Listed on the Agenda* (Please see page 2 on how to submit written
testimony or provide oral testimony online. Oral testimony by phone will not be accepted)
Approval of Minutes
A. April 7, 2021
B. April 14, 2021
C. April 28, 2021
D. June 9, 2021
A. Action Item BAE #21-02: To Approve the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ 2021 Oʻahu
Island Burial Council (Skye Razon-Olds, Michelle Makaula-Yee, Kamuela Kala’i,
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu); Maui/Lānaʻi Islands Burial Council (Anthony Pacheco); and
Molokaʻi Island Burial Council (La’akea Poepoe) Nominations
B. Action Item BAE #21-03: To Approve the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ 2021 Burial Sites
Working Group (Kēhaunani Cachola Abad) Nomination
C. 2020 Legislative Session Report† and 2021 Legislative Session Preparation - Advocacy
If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact
Raina Gushiken at telephone number (808) 594-1772 or by email at: email@example.com no later than
three (3) business days prior to the date of the meeting. Meeting materials will be available to
the public on Friday, August 13, 2021 and posted to OHA’s website at: www.oha.org/bae
In the event that the livestream public broadcast is interrupted and cannot be
restored, the meeting may continue as audio-only through the phone and Webinar ID provided
at the beginning of this agenda.
†Notice: The 72 Hour rule, pursuant to OHA BOT Operations Manual, Section 49, shall be waived
for distribution of new committee materials.
* Public Testimony on Items Listed on the
Agenda must be limited to matters listed on the
Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records, prohibits Board members
from discussing or taking action on matters not listed on the meeting agenda.
Testimony can be provided to the OHA Board of Trustees either as: (1) written testimony emailed at
least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting, or (2) live, oral testimony online during the virtual
(1) Persons wishing to provide written testimony on items listed on the agenda should
submit testimony via email to BOTmeetings@oha.org at least 24 hours prior to the
scheduled meeting. Any testimony received after this deadline will be late testimony and
will be distributed to the Board members after the scheduled meeting. Due to COVID- 19,
please do not fax, mail, or hand-deliver written testimony
(2) Persons wishing to provide oral testimony online during the virtual meeting must first
register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bDvKQ36iTOOxDwexdZOR0Q
You need to register if you would like to orally testify. Once you have completed your
registration, a confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to join the virtual meeting,
along with further instructions on how to provide oral testimony during the virtual meeting.
The registration page will close during the Public Testimony or Community Concerns
agenda item. Oral testimony by telephone/landline will not be accepted at this time.
To provide oral testimony online, you will need:
(1) a computer or mobile device to connect to the virtual meeting;
(2) internet access; and
(3) a microphone to provide oral testimony.
Oral testimony online will be limited to five (5) minutes. Once your oral testimony is completed, you
will be asked to disconnect from the meeting. If you do not sign off on your own, support staff will
remove you from the Zoom meeting. You can continue to view the remainder of the meeting on the
livestream or by telephone, as provided at the beginning of this agenda.
Please visit OHA’s website for more detailed information on how to submit Public Testimony OR
Community Concerns at: https://www.oha.org/how-to-submit-testimony-for-oha-bot-meetings/