WELCOME TO THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN DATA BOOK
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Native Hawaiian Data Book is an effort starting with the first edition in 1994. The data book was produced as a response to OHAs fiduciary obligation of compiling basic demographic data on native Hawaiians and Hawaiians and identify the physical, sociological, psychological, and economic needs of native Hawaiians and Hawaiians [Hawaii Revised Statute, Chapter 10, Section 106(1)]. Moreover, OHAs Master Plan at the time called for OHA to Collect, analyze, maintain, and provide extant and new data on Hawaiians so that in five years, OHA is recognized as a major repository for Hawaiian data. [Goal 4, Objective 4.2, Policy 4.2.c]. The objective of the data book at the time was to serve as a resource for information about the Native Hawaiian population to the Native Hawaiian community and general public.
Currently, OHA still has its fiduciary obligations, but the data book now is designed to support OHAs new strategic plan. It is arranged to assist OHA in its commitment to becoming a performance-based organization and measure the organizations ability to influence change.
The data book is a work in continual progress. Currently, the hard copy version of the data book is planned to be a bi-annual publication, while the electronic version will be constantly up dated as new and updated data becomes available.
Send comments and questions on the Native Hawaiian Data Book to:
Demography, Research Division, Office of Hawaiian Affairs