July 2019 Events

Theft of a Nation

July 4, 2019, 10am-12pm 

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

Description: July 4, 1894 was a crucial step in the flagrant theft of Hawaiʻi’s sovereignty. This free and educational presentation takes the audience to the ceremony in 1894 where Sanford B. Dole proclaimed the formation of the Republic of Hawaiʻi against the will of the people and the laws of Hawaii. To bring awareness to Hawaiian independence, La Hoihoi Ea Honolulu 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 illegal Republic of Hawaii. Stay for special performances by Paniolo Prince and Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Punahele Kukailimoku.

Contact: Lynette Cruz: 284-3460 or palolo@hawaii.rr.com

Hanau Ea: Reclamation and Resurgence of Indigenous Midwifery and Birth Practices

July 5, 2019, 6pm-8pm 

Where: Waiwai Collective (1110 University Ave, Unit 100, Honolulul, HI 96826)

Description: Eo e na kanaka e ku ai no ke ea o ka lahui a me ka aina, eo mai! Please join Na Pua o Haumea Indigenous Birthkeepers Gathering 2019 on July 5th, at 6 pm at Ka Waiwai Collective for HANAU EA: RECLAMATION AND RESURGENCE OF INDIGENOUS MIDWIFERY AND BIRTH PRACTICES.  Through presentations and talk story Q and A, Indigenous Midwives from Canada, America, and Hawaii will share about the important birth-related work they are doing within their Nations. The evening will end with standing and ai along with live aloha aina music by Kapali Keahi and John Kahaiali’i of Lahaina, Maui.  Please join us for this free community-uplifting event!

Contact: N/A

Makiki Stream Clean up

July 6, 2019, 8am-1pm 

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

Description: E hoi mai! Return to Makiki Stream for another aloha aina clean-up day to celebrate the restoration of Hawaii. Halau Ku Mana is leading a community effort to make Makiki the kingdoms cleanest urban stream. Bring your work clothes, gloves, tools and water bottles to help us replace invasives with natives at Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School.

Contact: Trevor Atkins at trevor@halaukumana.org

Huilua Fishpond Workday

July 6, 2019, 8am-2pm 

Where: Huilua Fishpond (52-222 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaaawa, HI 96730)

Description: Return to Kahana Valley and join the Aloha Aina Project in celebrating La Hoihoi Ea for the communities ongoing effort to restore their traditional loko ia, fishpond. Come for a fun day of work, food, educational speakers and music while learning about La Hoihoi Ea: Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration Day. Bring your friends and ohana and join the continued restoration of Hawaiian independence through the reconstruction of our traditional food systems.

Contact: Kahiau Wallace at ahiu1983@gmail.com

Aha Mele Ea

July 6, 2019, 9pm-2am 

Where: Hawaiian Brian’s (1680 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814)

Description: Join La Hoihoi Ea Honolulu at Hawaiian Brianʻs in the Crossroads for another Reggae Hip Hop concert mashup featuring Hawaiiʻs revolutionary musicians from around Hawaii including Na Hoku 2019 nominees Hou! Kanaka with the Paniolo Prince and his Queen Maile, also featuring Illnomatic of Super Groupers. Join DJ Lethal Selecta and Pacific Sounds Outernational and Soul Medic and friends as we kick in another independence month with our Aha Mele Ea 2019 headliners, Humble Soul and Kapu System!

Contact: Navid Njafi at 754-4328

Malama Kaniakapupu

July 7, 2019, 9am-1pm 

Where: Papahana Kuaola (46 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744)

Description: Ahahui Malama o Kaniakapupu is hosting a clean-up and educational sharing day on Sunday at Kaniakapupu in Nuuanu, Kamehameha III’s summer palace, which hosted the largest royal celebration of La Hoihoi Ea in 1847. Bring your work clothes, gloves, and water bottles to help us keep this place special.

Contact: Baron Ching at bchingkahoola@gmail.com

808 Urban Thomas Square Community Mural

July 7, 2019, 11am-5pm 

Where: Thomas Square (925 S Beretenia St Honolulu, HI 96814)

Description: LHE Honolulu and artist John “Prime” Hina of 808Urban are excited to invite you to Thomas Square for an interactive community mural honoring Puhipau Ahmad and Skippy Ioane, our 2019 LHE honorees whose work has and continues to breathe life into our lahui. If you love art or are just interested in helping out, come down and spend the day with Hawaiian artists and communities sharing stories of our fiercest warriors.

Contact: N/A

Malama Makua

July 13, 2019, 8am-1pm 

Where: Makua Valley (Mākua Valley Rd, 96792 Waianae)

Description: Mākua Valley is calling and welcoming you home. Hele mai! Pay your respects to sacred Mākua on the next cultural access on Saturday, July 22. Tour the various sites and learn about the impact of the US military live fire training facility in Waianae. Deadline to register is July 16. Please bring covered shoes, water to drink, snacks, a hat or umbrella and sunblock.

Contact: Lynette Cruz at palolo@hawaii.rr.com

Na Hua EA : Community Poetry Series

July 14, 2019, 4pm-7pm 

Where: Papahana Kuaola (46-403 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744)

Description:  Come join us for an afternoon of community building with LHE Honolulu. Come share poetry, mele, community discussion, reports from the frontline and awa. Brings a potluck dish to share.

Contact: Aiko at aiko.yamashiro@gmail.com

Sunset in the Park ft. Na Maka o ka Aina and Joan Lander

July 14, 2019, 6pm-9pm 

Where: Thomas Square (925 S Beretenia St Honolulu, HI 96814)

Description:  Puhipau Ahmad, one of this years LHE 19 honorees, and Joan Lander created an independent video production company called Na Maka o ka Aina in 1975 to document and give voice to traditional and contemporary Hawaiian issues including politics and sovereignty. These award winners have taken their documentaries around the world and their work has been used in classrooms for decades. Join LHE Honolulu as we celebrate the work of Puhipau and Joan as we share a special screening from the Na Maka o ka Aina collection at Thomas Square. Bring your halii and mea ai.

Contact: Daniel at iiawah@hotmail.com

Hoike Ea 2019: Hawaiian EA-ducation Conference

July 20, 2019, 9am-2pm 

Where: Waiwai Collective (1110 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826)

Description: Please join our fourth annual celebration of Hoike EA, La Hoihoi Ea-ducation Conference, on Saturday, July 20 at Ka Waiwai Collective from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Let us continue to envision the future of Hawaiian national education.  In year one, participants drafted a ten-point plan for our national education system. Year two and three allowed participants to hear from innovators in the Hawaiian education movement, inspiring direct action. This year, participants will continue dialogue that engages the past, present and future of Hawaiʻi in an effort to build collective and collaborative consensus about the course of Hawaiian national education. Part of this year’s workshop will focus on incorporating Hawaiian Kingdom holidays into curriculum. This workshop is designed for educators of all levels– teachers, students, practitioners, kupuna, keiki, ohana and community members– to unite our individual efforts into a collective movement.

Contact: Please email trevor@halaukumana.org to RSVP for this free event.

E hoi mai: Hale Noa Reunion

July 20, 2019, 6pm-10pm 

Where: Waiwai Collective (1110 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826)

Description: N/A

Contact: N/A

Malama Makua

July 21, 2019, 8am-1pm 

Where: Makua Valley (Mākua Valley Rd, 96792 Waianae)

Description: Mākua Valley is calling and welcoming you home. Hele mai! Pay your respects to sacred Mākua on the next cultural access on Saturday, July 22. Tour the various sites and learn about the impact of the US military live fire training facility in Waianae. Deadline to register is July 16. Please bring covered shoes, water to drink, snacks, a hat or umbrella and sunblock.

Contact: Lynette Cruz at palolo@hawaii.rr.com

Live from Thomas Square: Skippy Ioane

July 21, 2019, 6pm-9pm 

Where:  Thomas Square (925 S Beretenia St Honolulu, HI 96814)

Description: Enjoy a night of music with LHE Honolulu and the Wily Kanak, Unko Skippy Ioane, one of this years LHE 2019 honorees at Thomas Square. Bring your family for a sunset picnic at the park as we celebrate Hawaiian music with special guest the Paniolo Prince and Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, Punahele Kuakilimoku.

Contact: Daniel at iiawah@hotmail.com

HoEA Film Showcase: Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen

July 25, 2019, 5pm-10pm 

Where: Waiwai Collective (1110 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826)

Description: We are excited to celebrate LHE with a special 3 night series highlighting the work of indigenous filmmakers including discussion and education for the community. Bring your friends and family to Waiwai Collective for a night of awa, mea ai, music and film. This year we are proud to showcase a new documentary on the famous maori film activist Merata Mita, called “Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen” directed by her son Heperi Mita. Merata’s guidance and support is credited for the emergence of todays kanaka maoli filmmakers. Spend the first night of HoEa Film Showcase with La Hoihoi Ea Honolulu as young kanaka maoli film makers share the impact that Merata had on their work as emerging indigenous film makers producing their own stories.

Contact: Kaliko Maii at kalikovision@gmail.com

HoEA Film Showcase: Hae Hawaii

July 26, 2019, 6:30pm-9:30pm 

Where: Salt At Our Kakaako (691 Auahi Street, Honolulu, HI 96813)

Description: Continue the celebration of Hawaiian Restoration in July with the second night in our 3 night series, HoEa. The community is invited to a special showing of the short film, “Hae Hawaii,” by kanaka maoli filmmaker, Ty Sanga, who the audience will meet and get to ask questions. Bring your friends and family to Salt, Kakaako for an additional presentation on the history and evolution of the Hawaiian flag by Laiana Kanoa-Wong as well as fun learning and engaging activities for kids and adults. Mahalo to Kanaeokana for supporting HoEa Film Showcase. Come and enjoy a family friendly event and support kanaka maoli filmmakers during the season of Hawaiian independence. E mau ke ea!

Contact: Kaliko Maii at kalikovision@gmail.com

Malama Pohukaina

July 26, 2019, 9am-11am 

Where: Iolani Palace (364 King St., Honolulu, HI 96813)

Description: N/A

Contact: N/A

Malama Kaniakapupu

July 27, 2019, 9am-11am 

Where: Kaniakapupu (4295 Nuuanu Pali Dr. Honolulu, HI 96817)

Description: Famous for being the site of a grand luau attended by an estimated ten thousand people during the 1847 Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration Day celebration, LHE Honolulu invites you to join Aha Hui Malama o Kaniakapupu to return to Nuuanu and visit this site.  This is a mālama ʻāina event. There will be historical walk through with Dr. Baron Ching, removal of weeds, and general cleaning of the area. Bring water, a hat, and comfortable shoes. Mahalo to all those who contributed to organizing and who continue to mālama Kaniakapupu.

Contact: N/A

HoEa Film Showcase of “Moananuiakea: One Ocean, One Canoe, One People.”

July 27, 2019, 5pm-10pm 

Where: Waiwai Collective (1110 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96826)

Description: The third night in our emerging indigenous film series, HoEA Film Showcase, LHE Honolulu is proud to partner this year with Oiwi TV to present a community showing of “Moananuiakea: One Ocean, One Canoe, One People,” by Naalehu Anthony which highlights the historic worldwide voyage by the Polynesian Voyaging Society crew of the internationally famous, Hokulea and Hikianalia sailing canoes. Spend your night with LHE Honolulu and the wa`a community for a panel discussion on the landmark documentary by Naalehu Anthony at Waiwai Collective for the last night of HoEA Film Showcase and enjoy this community presentation of “Moananuiakea.”

Contact: Kaliko Maii at kalikovision@gmail.com

Community Imu Workshop Concert

July 27, 2019, 4pm-9pm 

Where: Thomas Square (925 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814)

Description: Join La Hoihoi Ea Honolulu and Mana Ai for a free community imu workshop and laulau making. Stay for live music and awa with a special movie showing at the park. Come for an evening of aloha aina as we prepare to feed the lahui and enjoy each others company at the same time. E launa pu!

Contact: Daniel Anthony at iiawah@hotmail.com

La Hoihoi Ea: Thomas Square

July 28, 2019, 10am-6pm 

Where: Thomas Square (925 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814)

Description: The 176th anniversary celebration of Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration at Thomas Square, Honolulu will be another exciting family fun day full of ono food, educational presentations and speakers, cultural sharing, games and activities for the kids, community discussions on important Hawaiian issues, organizational networking and a free independence Hawaiian concert all day. This year LHE Honolulu is proud to honor two kanaka maoli men who have impacted the lahui with their life’s work and dedication: Puhipau Ahmad and Skippy Ioane. Come celebrate the eyes and voice of the lahui as we spend another beautiful day together honoring the significance of La Hoihoi Ea, Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration, for our lahui, with our lahui. E
mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono.

Contact: lahoihoiea@gmail.com

UA MAU KE EA: Free Teacher Training with Keanui Sai, PhD.

July 31, 2019, 5pm-8pm

Where: Hale Ao, Windward Community College

Description:

Interested in developing your Hawaiian history curriculum? Do you have questions about where to find the best research for you and your students? Well youʻre in luck!

In celebration of La Hoihoi Ea: Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration Day, we  invite you to a free teacher training to address your needs with the author of UA MAU KE EA: An Overview of the Political and Legal History of the Hawaiian Islands, Keanu Sai, PhD.

La Hoihoi Ea is proud to partner with Windward Community College for this week focused on Ea-ducation where you will receive updated material as well as engage in important discussions about the continuity of the Hawaiian Kingdom for your classroom. Please share with your colleagues and interested friends. E naue mai.

Contact: N/A

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