PLEASE COMPLETE ONE(1) FORM PER BUSINESS.
For business owners who previously submitted ancestry verification information, there is an option below to reference your previously submitted documentation. You do not need to resubmit any documentation.
What businesses are considered "Native Hawaiian owned"? Any business is considered to be Native Hawaiian owned if it is at least 50% owned or controlled by Native Hawaiians who have had their ancestry verified via one of the following services or agencies: the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamehameha Schools, the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, or Kanaiolowalu. In an effort to be as inclusive as possible, if you believe you can provide ancestry verification outside of the services/agencies offered above, a section is provided below to offer explanations and supporting documentation if applicable.
What documentation is required? To be certified, all you need is for each Native Hawaiian owner to provide a single verification document and in some cases just an owner's name can be used to verify them on existing lists, such as the DHHL Waiting List or Kanaiolowalu. You can attach multiple owners documentation to this form or have an addendum form emailed to other owners for them to attach their documentation later.
Can other owners or board members send their documentation separately? Yes. There's an option to have an addendum form emailed automatically to other owners to attach their ancestry verification information separately. (This is just in case you do not have all available documents ready now, or if some owner(s) would like their ancestry information kept private from other owners)