Upcoming Events

Makiki Stream Clean Up

July 1, 2017, 8:30am- 11:30am

Where: Halau Ku Mana PCS (2101 Makiki Heights Drive 96826)

Description: Return to Makiki Stream for another clean-up day. Halau Ku Mana is leading a community effort to make Makiki the world’s cleanest urban stream. Bring your clothes, gloves, and water bottles to help us replace invasive with natives at Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School.

Contact: trevor@halaukumana.org

Malama Kaniakapupu

July 2, 2017, 9am-1pm

Where: Kaniakapupu, 4295 Nuuanu Pali Dr, Honolulu, HI 96817

Description: Ahahui Malama O Kaniakapupu is hosting a clean-up and educational sharing day on Sunday of La Hoihoi Ea in 1847. Bring your work clothes, gloves, and water bottles to help us keep this place special.

Contact: palolo@hawaii.rr.com

Theft of a Nation

July 4, 2017, 10am – 12pm

Where: Iolani Palace, 364 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Description: The 4th of July marks a crucial step in the flagrant theft of Hawaiʻi’s sovereignty.  That day marks the anniversary of the ceremony in which Sanford B. Dole proclaimed the formation of the Republic of Hawaiʻi against the will of the vast majority of the people of Hawai`i.  To mark that event, La Hoihoi Ea and Sacred Times and Sacred Places will observe the 4th of July with a dramatic re-enactment of events which occurred leading up to the proclaiming into existence of the Republic of Hawaii.

Contact: palolo@hawaii.rr.com or mrjoy@hawaii.rr.com.


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September 2, 1838 - Birthday of Queen Lili‘uokalani
[Contributed by Hoʻokahua, Kamehameha Schools]
This year marks the 175th birthday of Lydia Lili‘u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka‘eha, beloved queen and last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian King-dom. Born to ali‘i nui Anale‘a Keohokālole and high chief Caesar Kapa‘akea, Lili‘u was given immediately after birth to Laura Konia and Abner Pākī, the parents of our founder, Bernice Pauahi, to be raised in the honored tradition of hānai. Both girls attended the Chief’s Children’s School in the 1840s and ’50s alongside several of their young relatives, all descendants of Hawai‘i’s royal bloodlines. On September 16, 1862, Lili‘u married John Owen Dominis and lived for many years with him and his widowed mother at Washington Place.
Lili‘u was announced heir to the throne by her elder brother, King Kalākaua, in 1877, and it was then that he bestowed upon her the name Lili‘uokalani. She ascended the throne upon his death in January of 1891 for a short, two-year reign, during which time she unsuccessfully tried to return power to the Hawaiian monarchy. After much turmoil, and in order to avoid bloodshed of her people, Lili‘u temporarily relinquished her throne on January 17, 1893, whereby the Provisional Government proclaimed itself the new ruling authority in the islands. In early 1895, Lili‘u was imprisoned at ‘Iolani Palace for her alleged knowledge of the counterrevolution attempted by Robert Wilcox and other Royalist supporters. She was released in September of that year and placed on parole for another six months before her civil rights were fully restored.
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Hauʻoli Lā Hānau e Kuʻu Quini Liliʻuokalani!
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Happy Birthday Queen Liliʻuokalani!

On September 2, 1886, on the occasion of Princess [later Queen] Liliʻuokalani’s birthday, her brother, King Kalākaua conferred upon her the Royal Order of Kapiʻolani:
“…Princess Liliuokalani, by request of His Majesty, presented herself before him, who addressed Her Royal Highness in the following words.
Your Royal Highness—This auspicious occasion gives me unfeigned pleasure in affording me the opportunity of bestowing Our Royal favor upon you, and in conferring an honor worthy of the recipient. This honor is conferred in recognition of your high merit, and as an expression of our high appreciation of your constant devotion in the cause of humanity and in promoting the general welfare of our people. I am most happy to avail myself of the opportunity of doing you honor on the anniversary of your forty-eighth birthday. I recognize in your life a career most honorable and full of usefulness to our beloved people. The event fills me with glad emotion…”
From The Daily Bulletin, Friday, September 3, 1886
Photo [cyanotype*]: Princess [later Queen] Liliʻuokalani by Alfred Mitchell, 1886. Bishop Museum Archives. *Cyanotype is a relatively easy monochromatic printing process which originated in the 1840s and produced photographs with the blue tint seen in this image. [Image sharing on social media is welcome, for all other uses, please contact Archives@BishopMuseum.org]
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Mai Beretania.
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The origins of Hawaiian heirloom jewelry can be traced to the days of the Hawaiian monarchy. In February 1862, the sailing ship Comet arrived in Hawaiʻi with sad news: Prince Albert, consort and husband to England’s Queen Victoria, was dead. Soon after, jewelry accented with black jet enamel and carved with floral, vine, or scroll designs became the height of fashion in England. (During the queen’s time of grief, only mourning clothes and black-accented jewelry were acceptable apparel at the royal court.) These pieces came in the forms of rings, broaches, pendants and bracelets.

When attending Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887, Queen Victoria gifted two gold bracelets, one to Queen Kapiʻolani and another to Princess Liliʻuokalani with their names inscribed with black enamel.
As mentioned above, black enameled jewelry was popular in Britain; the black enamel was Queen Victoria’s signature representing her eternal mourning for her husband Prince Albert.

Upon their return to Hawai’i, Lili’u was so enamored with her gift she sought out a goldsmith in Honolulu and had him replicate her bracelet and gifted these personalized bracelets to family and friends as an expression of appreciation for those who provided loyal service. Within a very short time, Lili’u had popularized the very fashionable jewelry of Britain in Hawaiʻi.

Engraved jewelry in the Islands grew in popularity in 1893 after Liliʻuokalani presented a gold enameled bracelet to Zoe Atkinson, headmistress at Pohukaina Girls School. The inscription on the bracelet read “Aloha Oe” (“farewell to thee”) and “Liliuokalani Jan. 5, 1893.” Atkinson, who was an active socialite, became the envy of many young ladies, who then asked their mothers for engraved bracelets of their own. The “Aloha Oe” bracelet can still be seen on display at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu.
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