Peter is a popular speaker at community meetings and business organizations.
A Nation in Waiting
A creation of the 1978 Constitutional Convention, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a placeholder until such time that Hawaiians regain some form of sovereignty and obtain control of their own destiny. What does this mean for the rest of Hawaiʻi?
Hawaiians and the Hawaiʻi Economy
After more than 100 years of painful recovery from our loss of sovereignty, dignity, honor, culture, and land, Hawaiians have risen from the brink of cultural extinction to unprecedented capacity to chart our own economic destiny in a way that brings prosperity to all.
Kakaʻako Makai – Out of the Ashes, a Nation
The result of a $200 million dollar settlement with the state of Hawaiʻi, OHA negotiated title to 30 acres of prime shoreline. It presents OHA with a dramatic first opportunity to manifest the physical vision of a nation with sustainable growth driven by Hawaiian values.
Trouble in Paradise – Globalism and Growth
Once upon a time isolated and difficult to access, Hawaiʻi eventually is swept into the powerful currents of global growth with its future tossed about in corporate board rooms thousands of miles away from the people and towns whose lives turn on their decisions. An examination of life in the fast lane of globalism and its impact on the quality of life of the people of the islands.
Hawaiians and Tourism – A Story of Love and Hate
The impact of tourism on the islands has brought both prosperity and pain. Hawaiians have been irrelevant to industry growth and passions run high on the price of paradise. An examination of the tourism growth model and lessons learned from a native Hawaiian perspective.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs – What Does It Do?
OHA is a semi-autonomous state agency governed by a nine-member elected board of trustees that includes myself. OHA manages a group of trust assets with a net worth of $550 million, and an annual operating budget around $40 million. OHA’s broad range of activity includes millions in grants to community non-profit organizations, and native rights advocacy. One of OHA’s highest program priorities is to vigorously pursue Native Hawaiian self-determination initiatives.
To have Peter Apo present on these or other topics for your organization, call us at 808-282-2743 or email PeteraOHA@gmail.com.