Native Hawaiians to receive 80 Oahu acres for homesteads: NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center property could house 200-400 families

In this Dec. 30, 2004, file photo, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center building in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, where geophysicists with the National Weather Service Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, monitor computer tracking systems watching for tsunami, or tidal wave, activity in the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. is giving Native Hawaiians surplus land as compensation for acres that were meant for homesteading but used instead by the government. Officials on Monday, June 14, 2021, said the transfer attempts to help right wrongs against the Indigenous people of Hawaii. It includes Ewa Beach land and helps fulfill terms of a settlement agreement authorized by Congress in 1995. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman, File)

Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

The federal government is transferring 80 acres on Oahu, with the potential to provide homesteads for 200 to 400 Native Hawaiian families, to the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, top Biden administration executives announced Monday.