After meeting behind closed doors Monday, trustees with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs stood hand in hand outside their office agreeing to “move forward together.”
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OHA's C.E.O Kamana'opono Crabbe said “the issues” were discussed for hours by the board and following disagreements and tears, it’s members have agreed to work together.
This comes after many of Crabbe's supporters thought the C.E.O’s job was in jeopardy. Crabbe sent a letter to United States Secretary of State John Kerry on May 5 asking for a legal opinion about Hawaii's political status under international law. That letter was sent without the board’s approval causing a firestorm, but after discussing those challenges today, the trustee's say they’re on the same page.
"We are a stronger people today, we are a stronger organization, we are a stronger OHA as we move forward to Ho'oulu Lahui Hawaii, to continue to rebuild a beloved nation,” said Kamana'opono Crabbe, Chief Executive Officer, OHA.
It's still unclear whether or not OHA's trustees have changed their opinion on the letter Kamana'opono Crabbe sent earlier this month.