Subject: Hawaiian Affairs Caucus General Membership Meeting – Questions for DHHL
Date: October 23, 2019 at 5:07:06 PM HST
I know this is very late, but here are the slides.
I only got them completed now
Cedric R. Duarte
Information & Community Relations Officer
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
91-5420 Kapolei Parkway
Kapolei, HawaiI  96707
Phone: 808-620-9591
Mobile: 808-342-0873

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From: Marilyn Leimomi Khan <> 
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:47 AM
To: Duarte, Cedric R <>
Cc: Kinilau-Cano, Nicole L <>; Aila Jr, William J <>
Subject: Hawaiian Affairs Caucus General Membership Meeting – Questions for DHHL
Aloha, Cedric
One of our top three legislative priorities for 2020 is Housing, thus we are grateful for Mr. Aila meeting with us to do this presentation.  
Attached is the updated list of questions.  It seems like a lot, but if Mr. Aila will be covering some of the info in the PP slides posted to the DHHL website, many of the questions will be answered during the presentation.
There was only one addition to the earlier circulated version of questions:  In Mayor Harry Kim’s Way Forward pamphlet,  Mr. Aila states, “We will work with Hawaii County and other state agencies to expedite approval of DHHL subdivisions.  We will provide innovative homestead opportunities, such as subsistence agricultural awards, tiny homes, and other efforts, to put beneficiaries on DHHL lands.”  What is the timing for implementing these opportunities, and does DHHL plan any development on Mauna Kea?  If so, where, when, and what kind of development? (I have included this question in the attached list.)
One last request, if possible, could you send me the PP slides so that we could post to our website for review of neighbor island residents and others who might not be able to be present in person, thus, dialing in.  We are also happy to load it onto the screen at the headquarters if you could save it to a USB.  Suggest you arrive early so that we can be sure that all is functioning well.  
We’ll start our meeting at 6:00 p.m., and after a few preliminary administrative matters, we’ll introduce Mr. Aila.  Have set aside a total time of 45 minutes for presentation and Q&A, with possible extension if necessary.
As both you and Mr. Aila are members of the HAC, may I encourage you to remain to participate in the discussion and vote on the DPH HAC Platform on Honoring Native Hawaiians?
Mahalo, Cedric, for your help.  We look forward to learning from Mr. Aila.

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From: Melodie Aduja <>
Subject: Fwd: Meeting on the Democratic Party Platforms Concerning Native Hawaiians
Date: October 22, 2019 at 10:44:31 AM HST
To: Lemomi Khan <


Aloha, HAC Platform Committee 
As you are aware, we will be drafting our platform on housing this Saturday, at the DPH headquarters, at 3:00 p.m.  Also, Mr. William Aila is our guest speaker on DHHL at our general membership meeting on October 23.  In preparation for both, I have prepared the attached document that I plan to send to Mr. Aila with questions in it.  This might be helpful to our discussions on Saturday.  Let me know if there’s anything else we should like him to cover or question to answer.  I plan to send to him on Monday in the hopes that his presentation will cover most of the areas of interest.
Please note that the Platform being developed will be circulated to the membership and voted upon at our Oct 23 meeting.  I have included as addresses on this email other HAC members who have expressed interest in this topic and who may wish to contribute to the discussion on the platform language on housing this Saturday.
On Oct 11, 2019, at 3:41 AM, Marilyn Leimomi Khan <> wrote:
Another good meeting this past Wednesday conducted by Makana.  Just a few more sections to update, thus, we set this Saturday, at 3:00 p.m., at the DPH headquarters for another meeting.  All are invited.  For an update, go to  We will be reviewing the sections on health, education, housing, and Citizen Rehabilitation and Reintegration.