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Beneficiary Advocacy and Empowerment

Wednesday, 11/17/2021
Start Time:
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting


    Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    1:30 p.m.
    Virtual Meeting
    Viewable at OR
    Listen by phone: (213) 338-8477,
    Webinar ID: 876 5089 3349
    Due to the threat of COVID-19, Governor Ige issued the Emergency Proclamation Related
    to the State’s COVID-19 Delta Response, dated October 1, 2021 that suspends parts of
    Hawaii 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 or listen by phone: (213) 338-8477, Webinar ID: 876 5089 3349
    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. October 13, 2021
    New Business
    A. Presentation: Native Hawaiian Veterans, Reyn Kaupiko, Native Hawaiian, VA
    Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs
    B. Workshop: 2022 Legislative Package, Final Review
    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: no later than
    three (3) business days prior to the date of the meeting. Meeting materials will be available to the public on Friday, November 12, 2021
    and posted to OHA’s website at: 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.
    ‡ Notice: This portion of the meeting will be closed pursuant to HRS § 92-5.
    * Public Testimony on Items Listed
    on the Agenda must be limited
    to matters listed on the
    meeting agenda.
    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 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:
    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: