As a Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) owned 8(a), we believe our goal of helping others includes our Department of Defense clients as well as those in the native Hawaiian community. Our ultimate objective is to improve the lives of native Hawaiians. Our majority owner, The Native Hawaiian Legal Defense & Education Fund (NHLDEF), ensures this goal is realized.
The Native Hawaiian Legal Defense & Education Fund (NHLDEF) is a Hawaii non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of Native Hawaiians by advocating and promoting their civil rights through legal, political, and educational efforts.
The NHLDEF understands the unique position of Native Hawaiians in the United States socially, culturally, politically, and economically and seeks to ensure that the rights and interests of all Native Hawaiians are protected. The NHLDEF’s goal is to advocate for programs, policies, and laws that will protect both present and future generations of Native Hawaiians.